Nichole Van Beek: Studio Visit

Nichole Van Beek, Curtain Call, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 25 x 29 inches (courtes
Nichole Van Beek, Curtain Call, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 25 x 29 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Nichole Van Beek.

Van Beek discusses her recent paintings which derive their visual power from the juxtaposition of opposites. Graphic and painterly marks, pattern and hard-edge shapes, dim and saturated color coalesce in each work to achieve unexpected unities.

Van Beek comments that "a lot of the work is that balance between... 'it happened' and then also having this planned structure. And it comes into play in a lot of different ways. So, being controlled and also being free and having those two things come together..."