Pauline Ziegen

Pauline Ziegen

Artwork

Pauline Ziegen
"No matter what direction or approach I take, these pictoral devices and philosophical leanings are always infused in my sensibility - that, and being raised on the edge of the prairie, acts upon me as a sense of my place in the landscape." -Pauline Ziegen A longtime fan of Eastern philosophies, Pauline Ziegen is drawn to the perceptual elements and materials of Chinese and Japanese art. “I love the way the artists convey the illusion of space using minimalist drawing techniques, and I find the gold leaf in Japanese folding screens both traditional and austerely modern.” Ziegen’s innate sense of harmony and balance results in horizons that are soothing, calm, and orderly. To keep them from being too static, she introduces subtle yet energizing lines that breaks her impeccable surfaces with small “dots.” The paintings are oil, gold leaf and marble dust (gesso) on panel with a 2.5” depth. There are probably about 15 -20 layers, starting with the numerous layers of gesso, then red clay, gilding, paint and glazes. The lines become provocateurs that grab the eye asking it to bridge opposites: the upper and lower registers, heaven and earth, the inner and outer worlds, being and non-being, and perhaps just as importantly, the landscape as perception and painted object. "No matter what direction or approach I take, these pictoral devices and philosophical leanings are always infused in my sensibility - that, and being raised on the edge of the prairie, acts upon me as a sense of my place in the landscape."
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No Longer Lingering
Pauline Ziegen

No Longer Lingering

Mixed media on panel

30 x 60 in

Walking the Long Shadows
Pauline Ziegen

Walking the Long Shadows

Mixed media on panel

50 x 38 in

Facing Me in Sunlight and Shadow, 2018
Pauline Ziegen

Facing Me in Sunlight and Shadow, 2018

oil, palladium leaf on mable ground

38 x 48 in

The Invention of Clouds
Pauline Ziegen

The Invention of Clouds

Mixed media on panel

36 x 24 in

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