Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 48 in
122 x 122 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Playing with the interaction between positive and negative space, Canadian artist Virginie Schroeder creates pop art portraits that defy traditional pictorial representation. She works from the ground up, creating her own paint and layering materials until she is able to carve out a colorful, undulating portraits filled with emotion. Her work is playful and poetic, constructing the famous visages of notable public figures. One step closer and her work is abstract. A step back and an iconic likeness appears.
This textured 48 inch square artwork of the timeless actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn is stretched, wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted. It does not require framing. It is signed by the artist on the front and back of the painting. Free local Los Angeles area delivery and free professional installation. Affordable U.S. and global shipping. A certificate of authenticity issued by the gallery is included.
Virginie Schroeder is an innovative artist based in Quebec, Canada. In order to perceive the works, the viewer must feel them, open up all of their senses and live them fully. Her paintings are made to inspire new artistic visions, while impressing their stunning technicality. 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, different and yet popular vision, and hopes to awaken our senses in the search for her works. Her one-of-a-kind artworks have been exhibited and collected worldwide, including Hong Kong, New York and Los Angeles.
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An expert in both color and composition, French artist Virginie Schroeder started her successful artistic career after moving to Canada in 2009. She creates textural pop art inspired paintings that are both abstract and photorealistic, while also being surprisingly playful. Schroeder's artworks are made to inspire new artistic visions, impressing with their stunning technical execution.
Schroeder’s work begins with a realistic sketch which is then deconstructed to her signature striations. Working meticulously, she applies layer upon layer of acrylic and oil paint with a syringe. She reworks each line with a knife to create precise lines. Depth is created by the variation of color and finish.
Her work has been exhibited internationally in Canada, France, UK, Hong Kong, and the United States.
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