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Painting in Space - On Mylar

Pools of water, raw pigment and ink are poured onto the flat Mylar surface. As these pools intermingle, a struggle ensues between myself, the medium and gravity. More than once, I have discovered most of the liquid has seeped onto the floor.  Over the course of several days, the puddles and colors are manipulated, always allowing for the element of surprise. Once the pigments dry, I draw hundreds of tiny circles and shapes onto the Mylar, as if it is infested with tiny ink globules.  Bold color, intricate drawing, and a central square form are made to play off one another. The translucent quality of the pigments and the Mylar result in a Painting in Space. 

 
 

Painting in Space - on Mylar

Ethereal Paintings:

 

Using Translucent Paper

As I was building the room-sized sculptural installations, Paintings in Space - Rooms, I was also working in two dimensions on paper. Using the same raw pigments, inks and paints that I use in the installations, I began to make paintings on Mylar. Mylar is a translucent “paper” that allows me to continue exploring the dimensional qualities of a painting.

Squeeze Play   Lisa Kellner Raw Pigment, Ink and Ink Drawing on Mylar 22 x 25 inches  Available at   Buy Some Damn Art  .

Squeeze Play
Lisa Kellner
Raw Pigment, Ink and Ink Drawing on Mylar
22 x 25 inches

Available at Buy Some Damn Art.

 
Losing's Less Than Winning   Lisa Kellner Raw Pigment, Ink and Ink Drawing on Mylar 22 x 25 inches  Available at   Artspace  .

Losing's Less Than Winning
Lisa Kellner
Raw Pigment, Ink and Ink Drawing on Mylar
22 x 25 inches

Available at Artspace.

The Ocean as a painting medium.


Each piece is made using water from the sea and other natural sources. I like the idea of using nature’s materials as part of the painting. I am always amazed at the colors and shapes that reveal themselves in the drying process. Though I manipulate the painting while it is drying, it always seems to have a mind of its own. More than once, I have discovered most of the liquid has seeped onto the floor creating a pattern of flow on the paper. I respect the unruliness of these pools of pigment and love the challenge of collaborating with the flow of water.

 
In Time of Lilacs   Lisa Kellner Raw Pigment, Ink and Ink Drawing on Mylar 22 x 25 inches  Available at   Buy Some Damn Art   .

In Time of Lilacs
Lisa Kellner
Raw Pigment, Ink and Ink Drawing on Mylar
22 x 25 inches

Available at Buy Some Damn Art.

Contrasting Elements

For these Paintings on Mylar, I combine flowing pools of pigment and paint with methodical drawing. I love merging together the contrasting elements of chance and intent. Once the paint dries, I begin to draw on the work. Aiming for the tiniest shapes possible, I work obsessively building an overall form from hundreds (thousands?) of teeny tiny circles and squiggles.

 

DETAIL
In Time of Lilacs


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Nature Immersion

I am always trying to capture the feeling one gets when surrounded by nature in an environment completely untouched by humans. The light captured in this place. The layers of shadows and shapes piled on top of each other. The total and complete immersion that occurs there. There is something so magical and trans-formative about these spaces in nature. Something I want to capture again and again.

 
Untitled 02   Lisa Kellner Raw Paigment, Ink, Acrylic and Ink Drawing on Mylar 12 x 12 inches  Available at   Artspace  .

Untitled 02
Lisa Kellner
Raw Paigment, Ink, Acrylic and Ink Drawing on Mylar
12 x 12 inches

Available at Artspace.

DETAIL   What’s Old IS New Again   Lisa Kellner Raw Pigment, Ink and Ink Drawing on Mylar 22 x 25 inches Available at   Artspace  .

DETAIL
What’s Old IS New Again
Lisa Kellner
Raw Pigment, Ink and Ink Drawing on Mylar
22 x 25 inches
Available at Artspace.

 
All I See IS The Rembrandt   Lisa Kellner Raw Pigment, Ink and Acrylic on Mylar 22 x 25 inches  Available at   Buy Some Damn Art.

All I See IS The Rembrandt
Lisa Kellner
Raw Pigment, Ink and Acrylic on Mylar
22 x 25 inches

Available at Buy Some Damn Art.

Playing with Symmetry

An inner central square is where most of the painting occurs in these works. I love juxtaposing a square shape within a rectangular piece of paper. It allows me to bring into the work that human inclination for order and symmetry. I obsess over city urban trees and how their roots explode out of the allotted squares they were originally confined to. Each one makes it’s own unique shape, sometimes carrying a brick or piece of metal along with it as it grows.

 
Yes is a World   Lisa Kellner Raw Pigment, Acrylic, Ink and Ink Drawing on Mylar 22 x 25 inches  Available at   Buy Some Damn Art.

Yes is a World
Lisa Kellner
Raw Pigment, Acrylic, Ink and Ink Drawing on Mylar
22 x 25 inches

Available at Buy Some Damn Art.

An Aerial Perspective

Or when you fly over vast Midwestern farmlands, neatly organized into grid formats. I always look for the cracks and crevices between property lines where nature has embedded itself, rumpling the edges.

 

The Influence of Nature

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The Details

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Works on Mylar Framed:

 

Unframed and floating away from the wall.

 
 
 

Where to Purchase

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