In BetweenGrace Cadence
Watercolor, acrylic, pumice sand on Paper
Ready to hang
Signed on back
26 " h x 19 " w x 2 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
Grace is highly inspired by the charm of Surrealism and how artists of the movement introduced the uncanny into painting. This piece started from a small collage sketch in her journal. As she painted, elements started to respond to one another - the figure's head became an opening to another face that was lurking behind the surface. "Colors were bursting in the background and moss-like textures were occupying the empty space," Grace explains of the process. "There's a play between reality and unreality in this piece." Framed in a 2" thick wooden frame and finished on the back with brown paper backing. The dimension of the art include the frame.
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.