Edda Renouf, ‘Hidden Sounds 11’, 1977, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art

Signature: Signed in pencil lower right recto

Blum/Helman Gallery, label on verso

About Edda Renouf

In speaking about her work, Edda Renouf explains that she works to reveal the abstract structures and intangible qualities dormant in her materials: “Materials speak to me and unexpected things happen. It is from a silent conversation between materials and imagination, from intuitive listening that the paintings and drawings are born.” Common subjects of Renouf’s works include the grain or weave of the paper or canvas with which she is working. She enhances these patterns by adding various layers of acrylic, oil pastel, and chalk, sometimes also adding incisions or sanding the surfaces of her pieces. The works’ titles are based on the time and place of their creation.

American, b. 1943, Mexico City, Mexico, based in Paris, France

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Summer Skies, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
Edda Renouf Visible Sounds, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Drawings, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
Group Exhibition: Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Edda Renouf: Sounds of Time, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York