“What is Abstract Art TODAY?” ’20/21 Juried Artist Juanita Bellavance

Artist Statement

Music and painting use the same structures, shapes and rhythms. Organizing a painting is very much like writing a piece of music.

Complex sounds, spaces, textures and tones translate into complex surfaces making a painting very rich. These musical ideas inform all of my work. Sometimes the rhythms are submerged and sometimes they rise to the top.

There is a dialogue that develops between myself and the painting. As the layers of paint accumulate so does the meaning. Connections flow and coalesce into magical and mysterious combinations. These actions renew my spirit in the act of creation.

View work by Juanita Bellavance among the jury selected artists in “What is Abstract Art TODAY?” ’20/21 Juried Artists Virtual Exhibit Space 1 (VES1) below

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