The influence of Georgia O’Keeffe, Huguette Caland and Hilma af Klint is evident in Bethany Czarnecki’s work. The artist uses a vibrant colour palette that seem to radiate from the canvas, with allusions to the metaphysical and the erotic.
The delicate layers of oil are designed to evoke an intense sensory experience when witnessed in the flesh, yet they also hold an enthralling quality when seen digitally. The carefully constructed strips of colour appear to represent both positive and negative space, constantly readjusting with one’s eye.
Czarnecki’s new solo exhibition splendor is at the Massey Klein Gallery in New York from 15 October to 20 November. (Holly Black)