When Light Imitates Art
Lisa Bartleson is a California based, interdisciplinary artist working across genres of painting, installation, sculpture, and ceramics. Bartleson is a part of the 2nd generation Light and Space Movement- a label for West Coast Minimalist art concerned with how geometric shapes and use of light affects the perception of the viewer.
Effortless, yet meticulous, she channels the aesthetics found in West Coast car and surf cultures as well as Southern California’s rich abstract history for inspiration. Concentrating on light, color, and luminescence, Bartleson methodically captures discrete transitions between hues of color.
Known for her exploration of materiality, her body of work consists of repetitive, meditative mark making and diffused swathes of color. Evoking a meditative state, the focal point of her works is always a horizon point within the composition. Often incorporating aspects of geometry with formed canvases in her Oculus series, her work falls between painting and sculpture, with final compositions that radiate dimensionality and presence.
Utilizing pigments that interact with the viewer’s perception of light and color, Bartleson attains work that shifts and reveals itself as the person observing moves to investigate. Intense and calming, kinetic and stagnant, each work’s is unexpectedly complex. Stripped down to only its most essential components, Bartleson’s keen attention to her materials and consideration of her viewers’ experience, the work no longer becomes about the object itself, but rather about perception.
Lisa Bartleson’s works are now on view at JoAnne Artman Gallery’s Laguna Beach locations: 326 + 346 N Coast Highway!
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JoAnne Artman Gallery 326 + 346 N Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 | 511A West 22nd St. New York, NY 10011 Telephone: 949-510-5481 | E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.joanneartmangallery.com