Portrait 2Grace Cadence
Watercolor painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
24 " h x 18 " w x 1 " d |2 lbs. 0 oz.
This work started from prints that Grace stacked on top of each other. "Sometimes new work emerges that way for me, things come together unexpectedly," she explains. Grace enlarged and painted the original collage, where each element and its edges were depicted realistically. The resulting effect is a mask-like figure that evokes a composition one might expect of a portrait painting."I would like the viewer to construct a unified picture by piecing together the edges and fragments in their mind."
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.