About this Artwork
This acrylic painting on paper evolved from a previously unfinished painting on paper in an almost square format that, after several revisions, was finally cropped and further revised.
There is a considerable challenge to be faced in confronting a space that is already occupied (i.e., by a previously unfinished painting), and awkwardly so.
Cantrick is energized by such a challenge, even though it may result in the work taking much longer to resolve than a painting that is initiated in response to a digital study, a more common process for her.
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