Watercolor painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
36 " h x 18 " w x 1.5 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
Based on a collage Grace found in her studio. She sees the collage as a very interesting object that conveys both an image within it but also the absence of it as defined by its outer edges and contours. In this painting, Grace uses the white space as the dominant visual aspect and a way of creating contrast with the painted areas. "There is a sense of absence and presence through the use of the blank background in relation to the depiction of a body," explains 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.