Karen Gunderson, ‘Waves off Wellfleet’, 2013, Painting, Oil on linen, Waterhouse & Dodd
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Karen Gunderson

Waves off Wellfleet, 2013

Oil on linen
45 × 45 in
114.3 × 114.3 cm
.
$45,000
Location
London, New York
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Karen Gunderson
American, b. 1943
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Karen Gunderson’s black edge-to-edge paintings of the sea, mountains, the moon, and the constellations are focused explorations of luminosity and the painterly gesture. By working exclusively in black oils, Gunderson focuses the act of painting on the relationship between brushstroke and light. "By using only blacks, I'm forcing the focus onto the brush strokes reflected by the light,” she says. “I paint a form, an image with black paint, and the light makes them visible, like magic.” As much a study in formalism as a meditation on nature, Gunderson’s highly reflective surfaces allow the viewer to see a different painting each time he or she shifts positions.

Karen Gunderson, ‘Waves off Wellfleet’, 2013, Painting, Oil on linen, Waterhouse & Dodd
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Karen Gunderson
American, b. 1943
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Karen Gunderson’s black edge-to-edge paintings of the sea, mountains, the moon, and the constellations are focused explorations of luminosity and the painterly gesture. By working exclusively in black oils, Gunderson focuses the act of painting on the relationship between brushstroke and light. "By using only blacks, I'm forcing the focus onto the brush strokes reflected by the light,” she says. “I paint a form, an image with black paint, and the light makes them visible, like magic.” As much a study in formalism as a meditation on nature, Gunderson’s highly reflective surfaces allow the viewer to see a different painting each time he or she shifts positions.

Karen Gunderson

Waves off Wellfleet, 2013

Oil on linen
45 × 45 in
114.3 × 114.3 cm
.
$45,000
Location
London, New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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