The raw linen on which Agathe de Bailliencourt creates her oh-so-subtle abstract landscapes plays an important role in the work of the collection entitled Sheer. De Bailliencourt uses acrylic paint, pencil and water on untreated linen that absorbs these media in a slow and sensitive fashion. The transparency acts almost as another medium. Key to these soft landscapes is the horizon, ever present, defining the space. The resulting compositions seem intuitive to the viewers; the decision to enter the painting is left very much to them.
Artist: Agathe de Bailliencourt
Sheer runs through June 6, 2013 at Benrimon Contemporary in New York.