Vija Celmins, ‘Ocean Surface’, 2000, Print, Woodcut, Upsilon Gallery
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Vija Celmins

Ocean Surface, 2000

Woodcut
20 3/4 × 17 1/4 in
52.7 × 43.8 cm
Edition of 75
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Location
New York, London, Miami
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Signature
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil on lower margin
Publisher
Grenfell Press
Vija Celmins
Latvian, b. 1938
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Vija Celmins creates subtle, often delicate, monochromatic paintings, drawings and prints based largely on her own photographs of the desert, sea, night sky, and other natural phenomena. Using graphite, erasers, electric erasers and charcoal dust among other tools and materials, Celmins investigates the nature of physical and metaphorical presence, as well as the spatial implications of drawing. There is a sense of quietude and wonder in much of the work, and a notable banishing of any direct human presence. Her serial explorations of a single subject include the Mojave Desert in the U.S., a place she has often photographed, and a spider’s web.

Vija Celmins, ‘Ocean Surface’, 2000, Print, Woodcut, Upsilon Gallery
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Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil on lower margin
Publisher
Grenfell Press
Vija Celmins
Latvian, b. 1938
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Vija Celmins creates subtle, often delicate, monochromatic paintings, drawings and prints based largely on her own photographs of the desert, sea, night sky, and other natural phenomena. Using graphite, erasers, electric erasers and charcoal dust among other tools and materials, Celmins investigates the nature of physical and metaphorical presence, as well as the spatial implications of drawing. There is a sense of quietude and wonder in much of the work, and a notable banishing of any direct human presence. Her serial explorations of a single subject include the Mojave Desert in the U.S., a place she has often photographed, and a spider’s web.

Vija Celmins

Ocean Surface, 2000

Woodcut
20 3/4 × 17 1/4 in
52.7 × 43.8 cm
Edition of 75
.
Sold
Location
New York, London, Miami
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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