Olive Ayhens, ‘Flecks in the Foam’, 2012, Painting, Oil on canvas, Bookstein Projects
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Olive Ayhens

Flecks in the Foam, 2012

Oil on canvas
59 × 67 in
149.9 × 170.2 cm
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Location
New York
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Olive Ayhens
American
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Olive Ayhens is a painter who makes ink and watercolor works of exaggerated landscapes that retain a high level of detail. Each of her compositions is the composite of several perspectives with optical distortion, typically featuring her immediate observed surroundings. For this reason, New York City is a frequent subject in her works. Ayhens explains, “The experience of observing New York City from a highly elevated viewpoint” is akin to “studying an organism under a microscope.” Other subjects include nature and landscape in Montana and California; another series of, titled “Extreme Interiors” (2005-8), depicted the clutter and mess of computer labs and offices. Ayhens cites the architecture of the Moors and Antoni Gaudí among her influences.

Olive Ayhens, ‘Flecks in the Foam’, 2012, Painting, Oil on canvas, Bookstein Projects
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Olive Ayhens
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Olive Ayhens is a painter who makes ink and watercolor works of exaggerated landscapes that retain a high level of detail. Each of her compositions is the composite of several perspectives with optical distortion, typically featuring her immediate observed surroundings. For this reason, New York City is a frequent subject in her works. Ayhens explains, “The experience of observing New York City from a highly elevated viewpoint” is akin to “studying an organism under a microscope.” Other subjects include nature and landscape in Montana and California; another series of, titled “Extreme Interiors” (2005-8), depicted the clutter and mess of computer labs and offices. Ayhens cites the architecture of the Moors and Antoni Gaudí among her influences.

Olive Ayhens

Flecks in the Foam, 2012

Oil on canvas
59 × 67 in
149.9 × 170.2 cm
Sold
Location
New York
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