Monday, April 22, 2024

Susan Vecsey

Susan Vecsey adapts the Color Field technique of pouring paint to create a personal language of abstraction, rooted in the natural world and the human experience of it. In a distinctive process that includes plein-air charcoal drawing, pastel and color studies, and multiple pours of liquefied oil on a surface of raw Belgian linen, she builds compositions in luminous tonal combinations that evoke the optical effects of sea, light, and air. Inspired by the landscapes of eastern Long Island, Vecsey’s paintings evoke not just a place, but it’s very atmosphere.

Born in New Jersey in 1971, Vecsey earned her B.A. from Barnard College and her M.F.A. from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, where she studied with Graham Nickson. She has had solo exhibitions at Greenville County Museum in South Carolina, John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, Tayloe Piggott Gallery in Jackson Hole, and Berry Campbell Gallery in New York, among other venues. She lives and works in Manhattan and East Hampton, Long Island.

Susan Vecsey (b. 1971) Untitled (Gray), 2022 Oil on linen 52 x 58 in. (132.1 x 147.3 cm) © Susan Vecsey
Courtesy Berry Campbell, New York.
Susan Vecsey (b. 1971) Untitled (Blue), 2023 Oil on linen 74 x 90 in. (188 x 228.6 cm) © Susan Vecsey
Courtesy Berry Campbell, New York.
Susan Vecsey (b. 1971) Untitled (Blue Nocturne), 2023 Oil on linen 48 x 76 in. (121.9 x 193 cm) © Susan Vecsey
Courtesy Berry Campbell, New York
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  1. […] Susan Vecsey joined us to discuss her show, Day and Night, running through August 11 at Barry Campbell Gallery. Vecsey thinks a lot about light. She starts from observation with her work and explains how everything is different when working on a nocturn. The water at night, she says, will light up while the sky is dark. When working on this show, she began with the nocturn painting, adding the day work to make a pair and moved on from there. To hear more, listen to the complete interview. […]


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