Acrylic Paint on Canvas
36 x 72 in
91 x 183 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Virginie Schroeder is an innovative artist based in Quebec, Canada. She puts in play lines, circles and other geometric forms to create works with subjects that are not immediately visible. Verbal and psychological interplay with the public is integral to her creative process. Her art is the result of reflection, and of aesthetic intuition provoked by the geometric of forms. Her art exists to intrigue, to elicit questioning of its abstract character visible at first glance. One must focus on a single point and draw away slightly to begin to glimpse the impressively detailed work in its totality. Above all, Schroeder wants things not to be visible immediately.
This 36 inch high by 72 inch wide horizontal artwork is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted by the artist. It does not require framing. It is signed by the artist on the bottom and back of the painting. Free local Los Angeles area delivery and free professional installation in the local Miracle Mile/West Hollywood/Hancock Park area is included, also included with free local delivery are hanging hardware and placement (excluding staircases or hard to reach walls). Affordable U.S. and global shipping options are also available. A Certificate of Authenticity issued by the gallery is included.
In order to perceive the works, the viewer must feel them, open up all of their senses and live them fully. It is insufficient to live the emotion of the work; Schroeder urges the viewer to enter the work, allowing their spirit to be absorbed into its face. Her paintings are made to inspire new artistic visions, while impressing their stunning technicality on the public.
When a face, an animal, a landscape, or any other subject is evacuated of its linear structure, it acquires a completely different form, a different identity and dimension, a new prestige. One does not recognize it at first sight; it emerges as the very process of observation. It is here that the magic occurs, as the viewer consciously discovers a work of abstract character in vivid color which plays upon the tension between the figurative and the imaginary.
Virginie Schroeder seeks an invented, unstructured, a different and yet popular vision, and hopes to awaken our senses in the search for her works.
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Virginie Schroeder began her career as an artist in 2009 after moving to Canada. At the beginning of Schroeder’s career her style leaned toward pop art. She then developed her own personal style which draws inspiration from abstraction, for which she is now known.
Schroeder’s work begins with a realistic sketch which is then deconstructed to her signature striations. Working meticulously, she then applies layer upon layer of acrylic and oil paint with a syringe. She then reworks each line with a knife to create precise lines. Depth is created by the variation of color and finish.
An expert in both color and composition, Virginie Schroeder creates paintings that are both abstract and photorealistic, which also being surprisingly playful. Her work has been exhibited international in Canada, France, and the United States.
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