Reflection Series 2020/21

I love it when inspiration pops out from a corner of my memory where it waited patiently for its moment to shine. So it happened with the artworks created for the Reflection Series 2020/21

The latest surprise is from a visit in October 2018 to the exhibition “Modern Times Masterpieces” at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art (on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art). I stood very close to the 50 masterpieces on display and photographed the mesmerizing detail of the brush strokes. The photos were added to my cherished art-journal where I save articles, sketches, ideas, and insights.

Looking back at the close-ups of these small elements from large impressionist and expressionist compositions I see stunning independent abstract artworks. The isolated rhythms, colors, textures, and movement of Van Gogh, Kandinsky Klee, Monet, Matisse, Picasso, and Renoir inspired my new Reflection Series 2020/21. Details, nuances, flow, and texture are my signature style along with an exploration of the fragility and strength of paper that deforms and transforms into a powerful expressive medium. The fit to the brush strokes is perfect.

A timely and happy shift is gathering momentum: paper art is slowly being embraced on center stage instead of the craft sideline where I refuse to be! The Whitney Museum is devoting an entire floor to the exhibition “Making Knowing”: Craft in Art | 1950 – 2019 and major art venues are recognizing artists like Lisa Lou, Anni Albers, Sheila Hicks, and Ree Morton.

Hopefully, paper artists will someday be honored as masters and their artwork masterpieces.

 

For Inquiries contact the artist. Some of these artworks are shown at the Lemon Frame Gallery, Tel Aviv

Photos by: Sigal Kolton and text editor: Hadas Eyal 

Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, Reflection Series 2020, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art,
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, Reflection Series 2020, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art,

Reflection 1 | Reflection Series 2020 | paper wall relief 

Technique: hand-torn paper, acrylic paint, konjac glue

Dimensions: H180 x W45 x D11cm 

Reflection 2 | Reflection Series 2020 | paper wall relief 

Technique: hand-torn paper, acrylic paint, konjac glue

Dimensions: H180 x W45 x D11cm

All images and text are copyright by Bianca Severijns 2020\21