Nechama Topper - Paintings 2011 - 2020
Paintings 2011 - 2020
The idea of art as a division of the two-dimensional surface into areas of shape and color rather than the representation of a three-dimensional world in two-dimensions, along with an acquired personal iconography, has become the focus of my paintings since around 1988. The often brightly-colored paintings began to reference the hard-edged, geometric look of the artwork of the 1950s and 1960s, while the iconography continued the feminist story that began in my earlier paintings and drawings. I do return to illusionism periodically because I enjoy drawing, and I enjoy drawing with color, especially landscapes based on my travels around the US. These drawings and paintings often produce images that enter my iconic lexicon and appear in my graphic-style work.