The canvases of Brazilian Beatriz Milhazes are almost psychedelic in nature, masses of swirls and spirals and layers of tendrils and flora. The movement in Milhazes’ work is sometimes reminiscent of Spirograph drawings all grown up. Her technique is of note: Milhazes applies her shapes on thin plastic sheets from which she then transfers the images onto a prepared background of canvas, creating a transparent effect where some elements may be totally obscured. Concentric circles and vivid stripes add to the carnival of colours that make for an explosive festival of painting.
Artist: Beatriz Milhazes
Beatriz Milhazes is showing at the Stephen Friedman Gallery in London through January 14th.