Celina in Azure (2013)
Collage by Elizabeth Lever

$213.28 Sold

  • Collage, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 27.56 × 19.69 in (unframed) / 22.83 × 14.96 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

I love the rhythm of this pose. I captured it by cutting paper which I'd painted a bright shade of azure, and mounting this on a crisp white background. I cut out just enough detail to suggest how the model is sitting, but I like to leave a lot for the viewer to work out. My series of cut-out nudes was initially inspired by Matisse's Blue Nudes. I try to emulate some of Matisse's energetic style and apparent simplicity in my work.

At first glance this collage may look like a painting, but the close-up shot shows some subtleties of the cut paper technique I use: there are rough edges where I've cut the paper with a scalpel, and you can see that the turquoise figure sits slightly away from the white backing paper. There coloured paper has a beautiful quality to it - there are interesting variations in the matt colour and visible brush marks.

This piece comes with a 50 x 70 cm white mount and in a protective plastic sleeve.

Each artwork is unique and hand made. I make the same designs in a maximum of 5 different colours. Once these 5 pieces have sold, the edition is over and no more artworks are produced from that design. I never make two of the same design in the same colour.

Materials used:

220gsm paper (painted with acrylics), mounted onto acid-free 220gsm white paper