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Modern and contemporary artists and art; Whitney Bedford
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Yves Brochard. â€śMixed Paint: A Survey of Contemporary Painters,â€ť Flash Art. Nov-Dec 2004, p. 89.
Whitney Bedford's paintings are a surprising cocktail of sea battles and boardings, portraits of seadogs and (â€¦) backgrounds where wood panels are made extremely smooth by multiplying the coats of paint. It makes them seem dematerialized, as if sprayed in quick successive layers. Some of the scenes seem to have been painted by a gliding hand in a caressing stroke, leaving just a faint felt-tip pen trace. The more descriptive action scenes are violently inscribed onto a panel by brush or felt-tip strokes forming a brush-like figure: the painting's nucleus.
Leah Ollman "The Raw Power of Full Color," Los Angeles Times
Destructive force is palpable in Whitney Bedford's paintings at cherrydelosreyes, but there's something perversely glorious about that power when allied to color and paint. It can be unleashed, and nothing's at stake but a moment's confidence in the everyday veneer of order.
Whitney Bedford is an American painter drawn to the high seas of shipwrecks and pirates. She sees her subjects as depictions of passion and despair and bases her paintings on old academic pictures of naval battles while capsizing a more conventional perspective.
Whitney Bedford par GĂ©rard Selbach
Si pirates, corsaires et autres flibustiers ont moins fait partie de lâ€™imaginaire collectif amĂ©ricain quâ€™en France ou en Grande-Bretagne, ils auront, en tout cas, marquĂ© lâ€™imagination de Whitney Bedford.