Profusion

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$10,000.00

After seeing the Joan Mitchell show at SFMOMA, I have been experimenting with multi-format paintings. It is interesting to see how the images change depending upon the order of the three canvases. My source material was a piece of antique cloth that has a floral motif. I used the multipanel arrangement to break up the representation.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

June 21, 2022

Gina Werfel’s Profusion is a floral explosion of thickly applied oil paint. The light blues, greens, reds, and pinks provide a tonal complexity that is complimented and balanced by various shades of activated white. As Werfel astutely points out, Profusion is influenced by the work of Joan Mitchell. Yet its suggestions of figuration, distinguishes it from Mitchell’s paintings. The bursts of color are strongly reminiscent of flowers in bloom, but to objectively describe them as such would do a disservice to Werfel’s abstract prowess. Ultimately, the painting is defined by ambiguity of color and masterful brushwork. The enigmatic and diffused shapes that dance across its canvas bloom before our eyes.

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Gina Werfel
Gina Werfel Creator

June 21, 2022

Thanks John. My desire to hover between representation and abstraction is key to this work. Thanks again!

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

July 01, 2022

The work is just overflowing with optimism and vitality; two things that feel woefully absent in our present moment. such a lovely reminder that great art can be a ray of light even in the darkest of times. it was a joy to write about

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Gina Werfel
Gina Werfel Creator

July 01, 2022

Yes, I felt a little "guilty" creating this triptych, given how awful this moment is. Thanks again!

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Paola Giulia De Giovanni

June 17, 2022

Absolutely fabulous triptych!

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Gina Werfel
Gina Werfel Creator

June 18, 2022

Thank you!

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Gina Werfel
Creator
Category
Abstract, Abstraction
Type
Painting - Unframed
Materials
Oil, Canvas
Dimensions
96.00 inches wide
48.00 inches tall
2.00 inches deep
Weight
10.00 lbs
Location
Davis, CA, US
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