Diane Novetsky

Diane Novetsky

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Floating Upstream
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches

Diane Novetsy’s recent paintings are characterized by clarity of form, jewel-like color Her work explores the opposition of contradictory forces; stillness vs. movement; chaos vs. order; and organic vs. geometric. Alluding to a growing vocabulary of biomorphic forms; the paintings may be whimsical, voluptuous or enigmatic in expression.

Diane often begins with a sketch that allows her to set up markers and boundaries that may be incorporated or later rejected. A composition is arrived at over many stages of trial and error. Fluid acrylic paints are applied with a brush or poured to minimize surface texture. The vertical cascade of pours are active elements that disrupt the equilibrium of flat areas of color. They nod to artist antecedents such as Pat Steir and Morris Louis, while remaining deeply personal.

Her work suggests a visionary world that is both life-affirming and spiritual in its dimensions. These paintings reach for the sublime while being grounded in the darker beauty to be found in common experience.