Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

Blue Silver for Day 27 #100DaysStudioObj

Blue Silver for Day 27 #100DaysStudioObj

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This piece I made two years ago currently hangs on my studio's aubergine painted back wall. It was a big experiment and I really love it for this reason and but mostly because I simply find it beautiful.

I had a large stretched canvas languishing in my studio that I decided to cut off its frame. I  collaged blue and silver toned pages I tore out from from W Magazine onto the primed surface. Some of the pieces I glued down I then removed when they were close to drying for a torn, weathered effect. After it dried I got out my t-square and drew a grid with graphite over the piece and then painted it in with silver acrylic over the collage. This took some time and multiple passes to get the effect I wanted. I then filled in some spaces based on the grid with the same silver paint.

The piece was a departure from previous work because of its size (big!), using canvas as a surface (bumpy!), and using paint as a prominent part of my work (slow!). Part of its charm for me is the flexibility of being on unstretched canvas—I like its pliability.

The work doesn't get much attention from anyone but me, which I find amusing and also a little sad because I like it so much. A few weeks ago someone who saw my studio on Forbes.com emailed inquiring about it. I snapped a few detail shots for her to get a sense of the piece. A few emails back and forth, but it remains in my space. (Which I cannot say I'm sad about.)

Blue Silver
17.75” x 23.75”
found paper, gel medium, acrylic paint
on unstretched canvas
signed on back
2013

(Thanks Robbie, for being my art handler model.)

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