Sanda Iliescu

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Loopy Lines with Yellow, 2009-2010
Watercolor, gouache, graphite and cotton thread on paper,
27 1/2 x 25 inches (framed)

A line reveals the gestures of the hand. It shows a quality of movement: the handís slowness or swiftness, its assurance or timidity, its delicacy or incisiveness. A line gives meaning to the surface it traverses. It clarifies an expansive white field or echoes an unexpected yellow shape. The white field is but the untouched paper. Yet, because of the black line, this field suggests fleeting, imaginary scenes: bright snow, a white tablecloth, the luminous sky, white sand on the shores of the Black Sea...

Paradoxically, a line suggests both change and continuity, both movement and stillness. It can make visible connections among discrete stages in the drawing or painting process. An artist might begin and finish a line within a few seconds or continue working on the same line for many years. For this reason, a painted or drawn line recalls another kind of line: the uneven, unpredictable thread punctuated by the hours, days, and years of our lives.

Loopy Lines With Yellow by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Sanda Iliescu. Loopy Lines With Yellow, 2009-10.
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper,
22 3/4 x 30 1/4 inches

 

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