An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Karen Baumeister.
2008 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, MFA
Lives in Huntingdon Valley, PA
“My work is color-based focusing on the most fundamental aspects of color and light.
Seemingly monochromatic at first glance, upon closer investigation two or more hues are revealed.
Each painting is developed through its own specific rigorous process. Acrylic paint as pure fluid, heavy body and mixed color, is applied in alternate layers upon stretched raw linen or canvas. The paint stroke vertical and/or horizontal or both, provides a texture appropriate to its color and becomes a vehicle in which to hold and release a specific visual resonance.
Cloud formations, weather conditions and daylight moving into dusk activate each painted layer to a particular pitch or color/light interaction. Each layer interdependent upon the next is scrutinized for a specific visual tone to occur through color and brush stroke as the paintings respond to natural light.
The realization of the physical presence of a painting is a continuance of an exploration of a developing form of art and for me a lifelong ambition to achieve it.” KB
Other material relating to Karen Baumeister.
Artist blog: kbaumeister.blogspot.ca
Steven Alexander Journal: Karen Baumeister
Facebook Page: Karen Baumeister
Left Bank Art Blog: In And Around Monochrome.
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