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Aurora #55


Single piece


30.5 x 30.5 cm
12 x 12.01 in







Aluminium point, brass/steel brush, copper wool pad, violet gesso on Arches watercolour paper

1944 New York, United States

Born in 1944, New York, USA
Lives and works in New York, USA

Susan Schwalb is one of the foremost figures in the revival of the ancient technique of silver – and more generally, metal point drawing, while challenging the traditional, mostly figurative conception. The American artist takes the medium to new levels and translates it into a contemporary aesthetic. The peculiarities of the diverse metals Schwalb is using – among them silver, gold, brass, copper, platinum, pewter, bronze and aluminium – allow for soft shifts of tone and colour and cause ephemeral qualities and a shimmering luminosity, which is unlike any of the usual effects in line drawing.

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London, 11 Church Street

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art was founded in September 2007 springing from a project space in London’s young and bustling art scene. The gallery fosters an international range of emerging and mid-career artists that feature in eight exhibitions per year while participating in numerous art fairs worldwide. The core program of the gallery is dedicated to ...

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