Toby Gotesman Schneier is an American, Expressionist Painter, best known for her unique ability to transform objects, people, scenes, & events into jarring and provocative works of art.
Her COMPASSION FOR THE HUMAN CONDITION as well as her indefatigable belief in a HIGHER POWER are conspicuous throughout the paintings. It has been frequently noted that her work evokes a poignant sense of nostalgia and sentiment, even longing in the viewer, as the pieces appear to be laced with familiarity, ethnicity, & a heightened sense of irony & collective injustice.
Her unabashed use of color & shape, as well as her keen ability to SHOCK the viewer into some sort of ACTION with her BOLD & DIRECT IMAGERY, have gleaned her enormous notoriety throughout the International Art Community &in the Jewish Community at large with her Critically Acclaimed HOLOCAUST COLLECTION.
The daughter of Holocaust Survivors, as well as a recognized figure in Religious, Philanthropic, and Political Life,
Gotesman Schneier somehow inserts & embeds a level of "coding" and "mission" into the paintings.
One never knows for certain whether the area in question was accidental or purely strategic on the artist's part.
This kind of "intriguing symbolism" has become a signature of the her work.
Her latest PASSION is her insatiable need to depict the HOMELESS COMMUNITY in all of its TRUTH.
The paintings have an "IN YOUR FACE" quality...
Her mantra being , "TRAGEDY ALWAYS HAPPENS IN COLOR",.
Her paintings are housed in several 'known', private collections and have been exhibited in distinguished galleries nationwide.