Yellow FieldGrace Cadence
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Ready to hang
Signed on back
48 " h x 44 " w x 1.5 " d |15 lbs. 0 oz.
Grace is fascinated by the way camouflage operates in nature and how the blending of similar textures and colors can create an illusionistic image. She is also keenly aware of how edges actually create a type of interruption and rhythm within a painting. "Yellow Field explores that rhythm and captures the movements and continuity within the chaos," she says. "The painted surface becomes pattern-like and almost decorative in its presentation." The work is painted on heavyweight watercolor paper on stretched canvas. The sides are painted with pumice gel and reflect the color within the painting.
Woodside, New York
Grace Cadence combines her traditional watercolor practice with a magazine cut-out collage subject. She cuts apart the images that surround us daily, that train us on notions of fashion and beauty. The finished works are either paintings or collages which layer abstract fragments to become a whole. Grace explains, "the interesting thing about figurative abstraction is the possibility for everyone to see it differently. A lot of my work defies straight interpretations but there is a unifying element of beauty and nature in all of them." Grace works from her living room art studio in Brooklyn, which transforms into a sea of paper after a few hours of work. When she's not painting, Grace loves trying recipes from around the world, exploring new places to eat, and teaching art locally.