“Sometimes doing 24 hours continual painting, the artist’s brush becomes a complete extension of his inner soul. His declared aim is to arrive at a state of ecstasy where all knowledge of the past is absent and he can achieve a total symbiosis with the moment. The visual complexity, richness of brush strokes and vibrant colours draw us in gradually so that it is possible for the viewer to attain an almost trance like state as we, little by little, enter the artist’s visual universe. The endless brush strokes create a further effect of staring into a spider’s web and losing oneself in a new and rarefied world.”
Judith Foosaner’s unique combine works begin with black and white linear drawings on paper, which are then cut, rearranged, and collaged onto the canvas. Guided by the lines, Foosaner applies paint to the collaged surface, resulting in complex compositions that enter into a new formal relationship. In a choreographic gesture, the works investigate line, surface, and movement. The work of Judith Foosaner encapsulates energy and fervor as line and form dance across the surface of the composition, resulting in dynamic and gestural abstractions.
via Breaking and Entering: Solo exhibition by Bay Area artist Judith Foosaner at Brian Gross Fine Art.