Ellen Altfest

Tumbleweed

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Tumbleweed
Ellen Altfest
Tumbleweed
2005
oil on canvas
106.7 x 132.1 cm
Working from life rather than photos, Ellen Altfest’s paintings exude an experiential quality: capturing the transference the impact of looking as it becomes imprinted in memory, she replicates her personal engagement with the objects as a tangible sensation on her canvas. Tumbleweed offers a cosmos of this ethereal state. Stranded between representation and intuitive painterly indulgence, Altfest proposes a vision of quiet contemplation, rendering a bewildering beauty from the study of the simplest things.

     
 


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