Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sue Post and her art influences

I've Loved You All Your Life
oil on canvas
60 x 60"

I haven't done an artist influence post in a while and I forgot how much I enjoy doing them. Finding the links and images for all the artists is such a great way to revisit old and new favorites. This is Sue Post's work, an artist "friend" on Facebook. I see her paintings floating by and always stop to take a look. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

A Different Kind of Line
oil on linen
20 x 20

Natural Light
oil on linen
20 x 20

"I find ways for paint to “behave”, in work marked by simultaneous contrast and ambiguous space, with surfaces that are both flat and deep.

My paintings are animated by what they look like, not what they resemble. Pivotal decisions – mostly about edge, color and value -  determine how the paintings come alive, and locate where on their surfaces this magic occurs. Painting interactions of color feels authentic and clarifying to me in ways that making pictures of things does not. 

My latest work is based on an irregular grid or weave, a “plaid” composed of four colors and two different sizes of bounded area. Each patch or strip of color serves as part of two distinct vertical or horizontal structural elements, and every part hovers between figure and ground." Sue Post 2011

Rainbow Sherbet
oil on linen
24 x 24"

 A historical list  of  Sue's influences:


 Vincent van Gogh,(La Crau from Mont Majour")

Edgar Degas"Cafe Singer"

Howard Hodgkin,"View From Venice"

Helen Miranda Wilson (a teacher in grad),"Americauna"

Sean Scully,"Angel"


Elizabeth Murray (a teacher in undergrad)

Sue will be having a show at the Painting Center, NYC
January 31, 2012- February 25, 2012
I Love You
oil on canvas
60" x 54"

oil on muslin over board
16 x 16"


Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

Sue's work is quite lush and beautiful. I wonder if she also counts Mary Heilmann as an influence...
Thank you for sharing!

Nancy Natale said...

I like Sue's work a lot and haven't seen it before. Thanks for posting, Lisa!

Debra Ramsay said...

I've had the pleasure of seeing Sue's work in person and it's even better than these photos. The work continues to reveal and unfold with continued looking. It's a treat. I'd recommend getting to her upcoming show at the Painting Center.

Happy 2012!