Joanne Mattera

"The Silk Road series is chromatically luscious and compositionally reductive. I refer to it only partly tongue in cheek as “lush minimalism.” Each painting in the ongoing series is a small color field achieved by layers of translucent wax paint applied at right angles. The series was inspired by the shimmery quality of iridescent silk, hence the title, but quickly evolved into more expansive explorations of hue and surface."

"Silk Road is chromatically luscious and compositionally reductive. I refer to it only partly tongue in cheek as “lush minimalism.” Each painting in the ongoing series is a small color field achieved by layers of translucent wax paint applied at right angles. The series was inspired by the shimmery quality of iridescent silk, hence the title, but quickly evolved into more expansive explorations of hue and surface."

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 423," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 458," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 458," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches - SOLD

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 455," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 455," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches - SOLD

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 462," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 462," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 494," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 494," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches - SOLD

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 423," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400
Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 464," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 464," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 495," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 495," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches - SOLD

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 496," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 496," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 456," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 456," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 469," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 469," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 427," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 427," 2020, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 428," 2018, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 428," 2018, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Arden Gallery  -  Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 429," 2018, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

Joanne Mattera, "Silk Road 429," 2018, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches, $4,400

ARTIST STATEMENT

Joanne Mattera Arden Gallery

“I titled this series Silk Road not only because of the fabric-like shimmer, but because of the way my ideas about the interaction of color and surface travel from painting to painting, a long road of chromatic and textural expression. I would be lying if I said that the natural world didn’t creep into my visual thinking. The morning sky, light on water, sun and shadow, and the crepuscular horizon surely tinge the chromatic consciousness of a painter, even one who is committed to reductive abstraction. Nevertheless, I remain resolute in the idea that the paintings in this exhibition are formal explorations of color, field after field of non-objective thought expressed in paint."

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