Great White by Alexandra Posen

Great White by Alexandra Posen

3,500.00

DIVES is a series of encaustic works on paper. Each piece, measuring 22” x 30”, is a unique meditation on the physical and spiritual energy generated during a dive. The artist has summoned memories of her favorite swims and plunges, and found those instances reflected here. The fluid materiality of the beeswax, its behavior and her playful techniques in working with it also speak to the nature of consciousness, and somatic intelligence. Posen is a graduate of Brown University and L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Her visual work is informed by her studies in physical and visual theater with an emphasis on mask making and puppetry, which led to a series of performance works in the late nineties at Theater for a New City, PS 122, and other venues. In 2000 she began an ongoing wax drawing series, FIELDS, and soon after co-founded Zac Posen, where as Creative Director she worked to establish the label as a global brand. Alexandra’s extensive knowledge of couture fabric and technique has translated into a unique formal language in her abstract paintings. Beeswax persists as a dominant medium and language in Posen’s work. In addition to making art, Posen writes and speaks about creativity and the artistic process. Read more from a recent Q&A about her newest series.

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