Untitled, 2010, oil on wood, 48 x 48
An excerpt from an essay by David Gibson:
"The works of Claudia Sperry communicate a depth of meaning beyond mere appearance. They speak of the struggle to achieve meaningful form, a role that only the artist is prepared to fulfill. Sperry has developed an aesthetic that combines the conscious and unconscious qualities of painterly expression, giving each painting a memory of its own, and a dynamic borrowed from her precursors, the alchemists. Place one color next to another, read the signs, build a form that accrues in portent
as it adds to an oeuvre. It’s not about analysis, her work, but about feeling our way through an experience. Ambiguity is her greatest tool. She speaks not to the viewer, but to the painting, asking it questions which it refuses to answer. The truth is that meaning follows beauty, the rest is silence."
Untitled, 2010, Oil on Wood 11 x14
Influences and favorites Picasso Rauschenberg Amy Sillman Matisse Judy Pfaff Hoffman Klee Per Kirkeby Richter Jane Hammond Pat Steir Eva Hesse Untitled, 2010, Oil on Wood 36 x 36 View from Claudia's studio Untitled, 2010, oil on wood, 48 x 48