Ideally I work for these pieces to be seen as a sign of hope and the hopes live through gestures of color.
Bethany Starr Stultz was born in the south-eastern state of North Carolina in the city of Winston-Salem in the US in 1988. One of the largest struggles Bethany had was figuring out her way to move along in life and through art with hearing/color and hearing/shape synaesthesia. Most formal training in art is built around technique and structural skill but with this added layer of sensory depth it was a constant fight and struggle to find what was “real” and what is “reality”. The difference was microscopic but a consistent back and forth. Her current progress with work started under the guise of a digital art study where she became overly obsessed with the minutiae in sound and portraying what sounds look like through color and shape. Painting allowed the freedom of gesture that digital mediums did not possess for the artist. This is where “gestural self-indulgent tenderness” was born. In 2018, she moved to north of Seoul, South Korea. Going from country-side and extremely rural to cities in and around Seoul the difference in how important macro moments are in day to day life began to consume her art. It became a vessel for painting that allowed that nurturing of self-indulgent tenderness and documentation of moments to come together. The artist is currently living north of Seoul, South Korea creating while working as an educator in the fields of Art and English.