Grassi, Antonietta

Antonietta Grassi, Lockdown, 2020

Numéro de lot : 

11
Lockdown

Lockdown (printemps 2020) fait partie de la série Lifelines, qui mêle l’intérêt de Grassi pour la technologie analogique, les textiles et les rapports entre les ordinateurs et les codes de l’abstraction moderniste. La série rend hommage aux scientifiques et mathématiciennes pionnières de la programmation informatique, ainsi qu’à des artistes comme Helen Frankenthaler et Agnes Martin. Enracinée dans la recherche et l’histoire, elle demeure ouverte au hasard et à l’improvisation des chemins sinueux qu’emprunte la technique picturale de l’artiste. Lockdown est fait de traits et de coups de pinceau méditatifs, marqueurs du temps pendant les heures interminables de la pandémie.

Huile, acrylique et encre sur lin,
  • 2020
61 x 61 cm

Valeur estimée : 

2 950 $

Antonietta Grassi’s paintings, which at first appear as hard-edged geometric abstractions, are composed of multi-layered surfaces in which the touch of the hand is paramount. Grassi paints intuitively derived forms intersected by òne, thread-like lines, creating works in which textile, technology, and the twentieth-century history of painting collide. Through her nuanced palette, she explores colour and light to create perceptual spaces drawn from memory and imagination. Grassi’s works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Her work is in public, corporate, and private collections, including the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, Global Aöairs Canada, Archives Ontario, Groupe Desjardins, Yamana Gold, the Stewart Hall Art Gallery (Pointe Claire, Quebec), the Boston Public Library, and the CALQ. Grassi has participated in residencies including the Studios at Mass MoCA, the Banö Centre for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Centre, and Le Symposium International d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from the Université du Québec à Montréal.