Ellen Priest, ‘Jazz Cubano 48: Percussion Drawing’, 2012, IdeelArt
Ellen Priest, ‘Jazz Cubano 48: Percussion Drawing’, 2012, IdeelArt

This work is part of a series titled Jazz Cubano.

This series builds on Priest’s long fascination with Cuban Jazz.

She analyzes the space and movement created by the complex rhythms of this musical style and attempts to reconstruct them abstractly.
She mimics the layered complexity of the Cuban Jazz through the physicality of her works.

From afar the surfaces of her paintings appear flat, but up close their collage elements add dimensionality, blurring the line between two and three-dimensional space.

Signature: Down Right

About Ellen Priest

American, b. 1951, based in Delaware, United States