Caroline is exhibiting some of her abstract paintings at the Powers Gallery in '“The Essence of Abstraction”.Read More
"A Woman's Place" A feminist artist's statement.Read More
"The Discovery of Calculus" Oil and acrylic on paper, 14"x17".
When I made this, I was thinking about ideas, and how they break through into our thoughts. Also I was thinking about Math, and other ways of organizing ideas. They change the way we encounter the world. They can encourage or bully our way of thinking.
September 20, 6:00 - 8:00 at the VETS Gallery, Providence, RI. Sponsored by the Art League of Rhode Island.
Happy Independence Day! Hope you all have a great weekend!
While I continue work on the "Reading" paintings, some other things have been happening in the studio.Read More
Most recent of the "Reading" paintings. A meditation on a relationship I'm hoping to strengthen.
Oil on Canvas, 36"x36". In my most recent abstract paintings, I always begin by asking a question. It can be a big philosophical thought, or a very mundane issue about the daily grind. My mind meanders over the question and I look at the small paintings I picked at random for this piece. (see some of the small images in the Chance Operations section of our website) Then I try to work out how these seemingly unrelated images might come together in a composition. Simultaneously, I try to reach widely to ideas around the edges of the question in hopes of finding a new solution. Eventually, the palette and shapes become their own response to the question. Plus, it really helps clear my mind.
As promised, I've begun putting the new paintings up on our website. I'm working with four very defined palettes and a visual language that I developed while working with dancers this winter. Click the link below to see 16 new paintings from this series.
At long last, I am reaching the end of this phase of my project. I've created 32 paintings this spring in response to the performance art collaboration of this winter. It has been a very long process, but the abstracts are beginning to emerge!! It was my intention to make 16 paintings, but it turned out I needed to make a horizontal as well as a vertical image for each concept, so there are 32. I'll be posting more images in the coming days and weeks.
Above "Down to Earth" 17" x 14" oil paint and mixed media on paper. © Caroline Rufo
One performance down, one to go. I wanted to share the image from our Google Chat just to remind us of just how far we have come since November! The crazy winter weather had us meeting remotely at times, and yet somehow it all came together. Last night was SO FUN!!! We had a terrific turn out, and it was fantastic to see the work from Arches and TBD! With sincere gratitude to everyone,…
These paintings are preliminary works. Oil on paper. They are a response to a collaboration I am doing with dancers and other artists. To learn more about this project, read up on our blog: Intersections: Inspiring Influences.