a different dimension
In 1997 American painter Victoria Haven moved to London to commence her Master of Fine Arts degree. “I went to London to be a full-fledged 3D sculptor,” she says. But whilst she was there she discovered something else. “I had been trying to paint almost three-dimensional, almost a very graphic design approach, but of course it would always flatten out. I wanted to find that dimension between two and three dimensions.” Above: Untitled (second), 2008. Ink and pencil on paper.
Untitled (third), 2008. Ink and pencil on paper.
And that she did! These delicate geometric forms are handmade then pinned a small distance from the wall casting beautiful shadows. Here are a few of my favourites but there is so much more to see here too. Victoria is represented by Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle and it’s here you can purchase her work, including some of the works shown below. I’d love one of these in my apartment (I really must stop saying that) but I really, really would!!
Oracle 1, 2009. Selenium toned silver gelatin print.
Oracle 2, 2009. Selenium toned silver gelatin print.
Untitled, 2006. Ink and mylar on graphite paper.
Untitled (fourth), 2009. Ink on paper.
Untitled (fifth), 2009. Ink on paper.
Strobe (detail), 2006. Ink on paper.