Alicia Lang B. 1986
Charcoal and pastel on paper
23 x 8 inches
17 3/8 x 32 3/8 inches
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
In this temporary state that we call life, we will be faced with a countless amount of trials and tribulations. But our toughest battle to conquer is spiritual warfare. Deliverance is depicting just that. Dressed in all white and holding a sword, the figure represents the power of Christ; the snake represents Satan, the mountain represents the obstacle that has been overcome and her face clearly showing she has fearlessly and confidently defeated the enemy. In ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ we ask God to “lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.” We have the choice to decide what path we will walk in life. In this case, the figure is equipped by God with spiritual weapons of warfare where she has chosen the path of righteousness and is literally “delivered from evil” into Salvation.
Growing up in an artistic family, Alicia took an interest in drawing since childhood. Unsure about her future, she took the safe route of a county college right out of high school and attended Union County College in Cranford, N.J. where she graduated with an Associate’s in Fine Arts/Visual Arts/Liberal Arts in 2008. During this time she also studied at the duCret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J. from 2005-2008.
It was at duCret where she was first introduced to painting and instructor/master painter Timothy Jahn. It wasn’t until the end of 2008 that she really started getting serious about her future and career as an artist. With minimal experience, Jahn took Lang under his wing as an apprentice in Jahn Studios. It was there that she honed her craft and trained her eye by following Jahn’s extremely rigorous program.
Her work has been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club and Monmouth University. She has made appearances in the Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, and Garden State Woman.com. Alicia was awarded first place in the Artist Magazine Student Division competition, 3rd place in the 2013 Annual ARC Scholarship Competition, The Philip Eisenberg Award at the Salmagundi Club Annual Members Show, and scholarships from Union County College. Lang is currently a full time student at Ani Art Academy Waichulis and plans to graduate from the painting program with hopes to continue selling work and open a school in New Jersey.