Mixed Media on Canvas
63 x 63 in
160 x 160 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Mexican artist Heny Steinberg’s abstract artworks invite us to travel from the map to the localized event. She is suggesting that the spatial memory guidelines residing in the relationship between a two-dimensional space existing in a vacuum and the human territories we inhabit.
This large-scale 63 inch by 63 inch square artwork is wired and ready to hang. Steinberg uses several layers of acrylic paint, balancing her artwork between abstraction and geometric outlines. The sides of this abstract artwork are painted white. It does not require framing. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable US and global shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity is included.
Heny Steinberg’s unique fine art paintings are constructed by displacement over a lattice or a diagram by way of fragmentation, union and re-fragmentation. The shapes that inhabit this multi-dimensional space possess visual values that transcend their actual representation. Her work process becomes a mean through which elements that have previously been unnoticed are discovered. Through their decontextualization, the elements acquire new meaning, giving rise to a dialogue between the material and the visual. The only obstacle is the physical limits of the canvas.
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Heny Steinberg was born in Mexico City and received a degree in graphic design from Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature) in Mexico City. From 1984-85, she studied under Mexican Expressionist painter Eduardo Cohen while developing her own style of abstraction.
She arranges her paintings through a grid or lattice system which is then deconstructed and re-imagined. The shapes within Steinberg’s work transcend their two dimensional representation and have meaning beyond appearance. Her process begins with concrete images and references, yet over time give way to her process of decontextualization.
Her works are reminiscent of American Abstract Expressionists like Helen Frankenthaler but also have a clear Mexican Cubist influence. Steinberg’s color palette is unique and soft, while also being dynamic, emotional, and playful. Steinberg’s paintings have been exhibited frequently in her native country of Mexico, but she has also achieved recognition internationally with participation in exhibitions in countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.
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