About this Artwork
This acrylic painting on linen is one of a series of 10 that the artist developed from a painting that incorporated a photograph she took of a flatbed truck used for transporting cars.
The element of interest on the truck was a sort of ladder with soft-cornered rectangular openings. She extracted all but the ladder structure from the photo, punched out the openings, and digitally superimposed the image on a painting in progress.
That digital montage became the model for the first painting. Each successive painting took on its own identity completely apart from the source materials, with the soft-cornered rectangles and the palette being predominant constants.
sbc 149 was the récipient of the ArtAbsolument prize at the 2013 edition of the Parisian group exhibition Réalités Nouvelles.
About the Artist
Susan Cantrick is an American abstract painter whose primary interest is in painting as a structured visual response to sub-linguistic thinking. Her paintings are analogs of her pre-verbal perception that aim to be as articulate as possible, crystallizing the vitality and complexity of emergent cognition.
She lives and works in Paris, France