3 LADIES ON THE BEACH MIAMI
3 LADIES ON THE BEACH MIAMI
“For Gross, inspiration is found in the nature that surrounds us and in people going about their everyday tasks: women sunbathing at the beach or simply walking the city streets, depictions of oceans and skies are the subjects of her work. Within the varied and inspiring pockets of the physical world, Gross attempts to create new narratives, by adding a few bright strokes of paint to her pictures. Using different colors to reflect the mood, she gives her photos a very visceral, tangible quality. Merging the reality of the honest photograph with her abstract artwork, Gross offers viewers a more playful, cheerful way of seeing the world. Beyond this, her seemingly swift licks of paint add depth, texture and the feeling of movement to her work. “I am trying to emulate an immersive reality for viewers and induce the sensation of actually being there just by looking” Gross explains. Indeed, her added layers of paint enhance the natural landscape, making the real seem ever more beautiful.” iGNANT- “Madeleine Gross And Her Visceral Photo Art.” IGNANT.com, 11 May 2018
Madeleine Gross is a Toronto-based artist who customizes her photographs with paint in a way designed to abstract landscapes but without completely abstracting reality. A graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design where she gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Madeleine intuitively applies gesture, texture, colour and strokes of paint with the idea of emulating an immersive reality for viewers and in turn induce the sensation of actually being there just by looking. The inspiration she finds in nature and the the effortlessly entertaining pastime of people watching can be felt in her images; with textural colour layers and a realistic movement her images embody the streets of New York or Paris, the ocean waves or a fresh beach breeze. Positive connotations are at the heart of her work, with each of the photographs taken on her trips across the globe, all enhanced by a warm and bright colour palette applied through a few happy strokes of a brush. Madeleine's work has been exhibited in New York (Art New York), Miami (Scope Miami Art Basel) and numerous group and solo shows in Toronto. Her work has been acquired in private and public collections across the globe.
by Madeleine Gross
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