Alain Vaës "Watercolors"

George Adams Gallery

poster for Alain Vaës "Watercolors"

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The artist states: "Animals, real or imaginary, and their mythology have long been my favorite subject matter. Of all the media I use, I have a special affinity with watercolor because it is at once fragile and powerful. I am extremely meticulous in my work and the unpredictable nature of the medium challenges me. For several years I was designing repeat patterns for fabrics. Like Escher, I became intrigued by the idea that a single composition could be repeated indefinitely as tessellation. Although my goal is to create an individual piece, it brings me a sense of awe that it is also a “tile” which, if replicated, would create a larger pattern flowing outward without gaps or overlaps. The challenge is to keep the composition together as a whole while matching all the edges. In these works I feel somehow reassured to know that the edges are not necessarily endings, but connections to an infinite pattern."

[Image: Alain Vaës "Untitled (Frogs and Flowers)" (2009) watercolor on paper 19.75 x 21.25 in.]



from April 01, 2010 to May 15, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-04-17 from 17:00 to 19:00


Alain Vaës

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