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2019 Artists


Claudia Hollister

My luminescent still life paintings focus on the vessel as a voluptuous form. The contours, of the vessel, are sculpted, by
carving back and shaping the many layers.

They are compositionally influenced by Asian, Classical and Modern Design, with the intention to evoke a sense of place.

Using techniques both ancient and contemporary, the image evolves through applying multiple materials, layer by layer. the work utilizes encaustic, gesso with distemper, altered art papers and cyanotype prints. The various grounds of "wallpapers" develop a dialect of pattern that frames or situates the dimensional vessel form. Transforming everyday objects, from humble materials into delicately detailed paintings.

While pushing the boundaries of dimension, I am continuing to explore new ways to create grounds and conversations within my paintings.

Community: SE Portland
Studio Number: 52
(503) 234-6008 |
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