Pop Art
ˈpäp ˌärt/

Art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values.

Meet Sara Nardea: an artist with experience in selling her own paintings as well as curating exhibitions from NY, NJ and Miami. Sara is also an art journalist at L’etage Magazine, where she’s published hundreds of articles on artists from around the globe. Sara grew up in a beach town on the coast of New Jersey no more than one hour from New York City. At a very young age, she was drawing and painting on canvases for her own home as well as for her cousins’ and grandparents’ homes. Her itch for creativity eventually ended up getting her artwork into countless offices, houses, apartments, art shows and galleries all over the country with the help of social media and consistent custom orders.

 Great Gatsby painting by Sara

Sara attended Kean University for interior design and had many different jobs and experiences in the field before realizing that her true obsession was mainly the art on the walls as opposed to the furniture and textiles of a living space. Learning interior design principles gave Sara a set of multifaceted skills, which eventually ends up translating into her artwork and keen eye for detail. She has a true understanding of spacial relations, visuals and feng-shui principles that she applies to every painting she creates: not only for the content of the art but also for details of how a painting will fit in a room based on shape, texture, space, harmony and balance.

A piece by Sara hanging above her client’s piano.

Sara recalls her passion for art as early as 5 years old, when she first started painting and experimenting with different artistic medium. One of her early pieces that she painted as an 8 year old on a four-foot canvas was hung up in the entrance of her grandparents’ home, where it still remains till this day. Today, her work can be found in homes, offices, galleries and art shows around the country. Her current work varies from abstract, contemporary, to surrealism. Her art is mainly influenced by anything that is inspiring her at the time, usually from other artists, nature, music and architecture. Her paintings are full of saturated colors and layers of emotions that reference subliminal stories.

A pop art painting by Sara of Groucho Marx for the famous Instagram handle @JetstreamOfbullshit.

Sara’s work, no matter what medium she chooses always has a distinct style. Her art is all about the constant strive for originality, creativity, and expression through detail. She is a transformational artist who does not fear exploration and innovation as well as change or modernism. Sara constantly is mixing up her style and experimenting with her craft. Her exceptional approach to art, with her interesting choice of materials and flare is a pleasure to observe. She understands how to pay great attention to detail when it comes to creating art, including its underlying meanings and purpose.

A display of Sara’s paintings at an art exhibition for the Safe Foundation.

For Sara, it is important to continuously join art and charity together. Every year she gives/paintings to dozens of events and even curates exhibitions to get other artists involved as well. Every summer, she curates an exhibition for the Safe Foundation, which hosts 700 people to spread the movement of promoting clean and healthy lifestyles for her community.

Sara’s art displayed at the Safe Foundation’s art exhibition.

The Safe Foundation organizes these creative events where community members can enjoy being all together as well as show off their talents through performance and art. The events are alcohol-free and are part of a movement, which encourages our community to have safe and healthy lifestyles that demonstrate how they can have fun without the use of alcohol.

They organize a night of performance and art on the beach with bonfires are scattered, people sip on coconuts and eat barbecue while enjoying live performance acts, which included poetry, comedy, and music. Sara curates the art exhibitions in tents on the beach by the performance stage, displaying an eclectic art exhibition of at least 40 art pieces by young artists in the community. A live auction is held for the art and proceeds of the art go to the Safe Foundation.

More pieces of pop art by Sara.

The contemporary art world is vibrant and booming like never before and it’s a twenty-first-century phenomenon, a global industry in its own right. Contemporary artists seek the power to astonish, satisfy and challenge: Sara’s artwork achieves all of these things. She showcases art that the public may not ordinarily have access to outside of a large urban environment within a welcoming, creative, and inspirational platform. She is a true artist of not only painting but of innovation, lifestyle and artistic interpretation.

As time goes on, Sara will continue to reinvent herself and delve deeper into the world of art by utilizing a wide range of mediums and taking an intimate approach to art direction and design, building her brand and developing more designs and artwork. We will all be looking forward to seeing what she accomplishes next with her limitless style and creativity.

Follow her on Instagram: @SaraNardea
Check out her website: SaraNardea.com


Superman and Wonderwomen


Collaboration paintings with fellow artist, Eddie Bogeart

About The Author

Sara Nardea is no stranger to the art world, selling her own paintings and curating exhibitions -- from pop art to abstraction and now to art journalism, she is bringing her New York success to the up-and-coming Miami scene. Sara is now a contributing writer and editor at L'Etage Magazine.

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