Venezuelan Suite #5, 2006 - Ellen Priest

About the Work

About Venezuelan Suite #5

"I base each series of pictures on a single jazz composition. I listen to the music many times, study the score, and take my forms from Abstract-Expressionist brush studies I paint while the music is playing. My compositional process is ...Read More
"I base each series of pictures on a single jazz composition. I listen to the music many times, study the score, and take my forms from Abstract-Expressionist brush studies I paint while the music is playing. My compositional process is one of 'choreographing' forms from the brush studies. The resulting paintings embody a translucent, multi-layered space, full of color and light, sometimes open, sometimes dense, depending on the specific musical subject matter. Clear, agile rhythm—itself a moving, breathing structure with 'bones' and 'sinews'—gives the movement in my paintings its momentum." —Ellen PriestRead Less

About the Artist

About Ellen Priest

Ellen Priest's inspiration comes from surprisingly diverse sources. Life-long visual art influences include Cézanne's late watercolors, Matisse's color and compositional structure, and ...Read More
Ellen Priest's inspiration comes from surprisingly diverse sources. Life-long visual art influences include Cézanne's late watercolors, Matisse's color and compositional structure, and Abstract Expressionism, especially the paintings of Willem De Kooning and Joan Mitchell. She is also inspired by rhythmic and harmonic structures in jazz and African and Latin American music, and has used jazz as the subject for her layered, collaged paintings since 1990. Most recently, she completed a four-year body of work titled Jazz: Edward Simon's "Venezuelan Suite" #1-23. Her own athletic pursuits come into play in her art, since her paintings are really about movement. Priest's favorite sports are "balance sports," such as skiing, where motion depends on weight and balance thrown off-center, often in response to terrain.

Priest has received two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards. Her first solo museum exhibition was presented by the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College in 2007.Read Less

Venezuelan Suite #5, 2006

Ellen Priest

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Print made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with matte finish.

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