|Description: Contemporary Argentine artist Catalina Chervin's primary work is making minutely detailed large-scale drawings. As a counterpoint to these meticulous artworks, Chervin makes relatively looser paintings using oilstick, and various other materials, on paper. This painting is built-up then much of the paint scraped away giving a soft pastel-like surface to the central image. View image overall. The rectangle haloing the center consists of both a light wash and the fine all-over lines with which Chervin begins her very large drawings. Some of Chervin's paintings relate thematically to her drawings. Others, such as this more abstract work, explore different territory somehow evoking, but not at all quoting, early 20th century abstraction. |
In 2005, Chervin received the Premio Trabucco, a prestigious Argentine prize, for her career achievement in drawing. Catalina Chervin is represented in museum collections in the USA, South America, and Europe including: Brooklyn Museum (New York), Princeton University Museum (New Jersey), British Museum (London) Albertina (Vienna), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (Buenos Aires) and Bochum Museum (Germany). To know more the artist, see this photo-interview: Catalina Chervin, Latin American Surrealist Artist.
View drawings and graphics for sale by Catalina Chervin. Learn more about her view on the role of technique in this article: Eolo Pons, On Technique. See more oilstick paintings by Catalina Chervin.