Double PortraitGrace Cadence
Acrylic, watercolor, fluorescent tempera, pumice sand on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
32 " h x 42 " w x 1 " d |10 lbs. 0 oz.
In this picture, Grace explores portraiture, executed in an unconventional composition and scale. Two of her friends posed for the painting, each of them at a different time. She became very interested in their faces and seeing them almost as landscapes and terrains. "In between these two faces emerged various patterns, colors and textures that struck a unique tension that both divided and united them as landscape and figure," says Grace.
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.