Roos van Dijk | Beautiful structures

Roos van Dijk
Born in Utrecht, 1989



"A fascination with modern architecture and the rush of modern life are themes that are strongly present in the work of Van Dijk. The aesthetics of the human-made environment is cast in paint, and forms and places from our daily life are moulded in a new way of seeing. Through the action of capturing large architectural structures and their beauty first in photographs, Van Dijk frames her source in a way that is surprising. As a following step, the artist translates the photographs into paintings where the departing point is left aside and the layered, refined painting takes over. What moves this process is the artist's will to give shape to her personal encounters with such overwhelming spaces and hidden places, in a way that becomes an accessible and open experience for the viewers as well." 

Suzie Hermán, 2012

Sonia Delaunay Geometric Patterns c.1930

"Sonia Delaunay (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) was a Jewish-French artist who, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964, and in 1975 was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor. Her work in modern design included the concepts of geometric abstraction, the integration of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing."

Source Wikipedia and WikiPaintings

Geometric Art by Mary Webb

This weekend I visited 'Journeys in Colour' an exhibition by Suffolk based artist Mary Webb http://marywebb.co.uk/ at the Sainsbury Centre UEA Norwich http://www.scva.co.uk/exhibitions/current/index.php?exhibition=90

I'd never heard of her before, but her Patrick Caulfield meets Bridget Riley style is boldly imposing. Some big pieces too, walking into the main exhibit room graphically punches you between the eyes. The exhibition continues until 26 Feb 2012.