Anya Spielman

American, b. 1966

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Anya Spielman

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American, b. 1966

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Marrying a Pop art palette with tendencies derived from Color-field and action painting, Anya Spielman creates paintings that build on the legacies of postwar American art. A student of Wayne Thiebaud, Spielman similarly uses a bright, candy-colored palette of reds, pinks, and whites, though she does so to different ends than her famed instructor. Indebted to Abstract Expressionism, she allows her paint to bleed and drip and crafts solid fields of color against frenetic and aggressively painted whorls and splotches. For Spielman, the tensions in her work represent binary poles of experience: thoughts and feelings, expression and restraint, beauty and violence.

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Marrying a Pop art palette with tendencies derived from Color-field and action painting, Anya Spielman creates paintings that build on the legacies of postwar American art. A student of Wayne Thiebaud, Spielman similarly uses a bright, candy-colored palette of reds, pinks, and whites, though she does so to different ends than her famed instructor. Indebted to Abstract Expressionism, she allows her paint to bleed and drip and crafts solid fields of color against frenetic and aggressively painted whorls and splotches. For Spielman, the tensions in her work represent binary poles of experience: thoughts and feelings, expression and restraint, beauty and violence.

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