Watercolor Paint, Acrylic on arches watercolor paper
Dimensions: 76cm (H) x 56cm (W) x 0.2cm (D) / 29.9" (H) x 22" (W) x 0.08" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Estimated delivery for this item is between 08 October - 13 October.
This item ships from Argentina
Please note that this item is unframed and will be shipped flat
About the art
This artwork is the first large artwork based on a series of watercolors called "Tiles". "Tessera" is the original word of tile and comes from ancient Greek. This is an acrylic painting on Arches 300 lb watercolor paper. I'm interested in juxtapositions of color, and how colors either come together, or move away from each other. I'm also interested in figure/ground interplay and in surface and texture exploration. I use geometric shapes so that there are no distractions in the way I explore paint. I like to call this style "Chromatic Geometry". In this painting, I have also experimented with the glazing technique to paint the six squares over the red background. Notice that the red background can be perceived slightly under the squares. The artwork is painted on Arches watercolor paper (300 lb mould-made, 100 % cotton). It is incredibly sturdy and there is nothing else like it in the world! As an amazing fact, the Arches paper company was established in France in 1492! Notice the beautiful deckled edge of this paper. The artwork is signed on the bottom right hand corner.
Amy van Helden
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Based in: San Isidro, Argentina
Amy van Helden is an American artist and a resident of Argentina for the past 25 years. She obtained a BFA degree with a concentration in painting and printmaking from the University of Michigan in 1979. She had her first individual art show in 1991 at the Luigi Marrozzini Gallery …
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