Eva Bovenzi

These paintings represent the confluence and transformation of the things Iʼve looked at most deeply in nature and art.

I spend summers in rural Colorado where I pass my days in the company of birds and insects. My observations of their wings, carapaces, feathers and cocoons inform the images in many of these works.

The historic art Iʼve looked at most deeply is from pre-Renaissance Europe: Byzantine icons and mosaics, Romanesque frescoes, illuminated manuscripts. The colors, space and strong sense of narrative in these works continue to inspire me. So do Indian miniatures. Lately, Iʼve been looking at Native American traditional art such as Hopi katsinas, Navaho sand paintings and Huichol yarn and bead works. I am drawn to the powerful abstraction in this work, and the way the visual elements and symbology function together to express a world view. I believe that the language of abstract art can still carry some of that charge.

 

 

Blue #3
Blue #3

72"x36", acrylic on canvas

Blue #3
Blue #3

84"x69", acrylic on canvas

Blue #5
Blue #5

48"x84", acrylic on canvas

Blue #22
Blue #22

60"x84", acrylic on canvas

back to back
back to back

36"x42", acrylic on canvas

Blue #14
Blue #14

36"x24", acrylic on canvas

cockeyed diptych 2013
cockeyed diptych 2013

16"x32" acrylic,Yupo and acrylic on canvas

double diamond 2014
double diamond 2014

18"x18", acrylic on canvas

odd fellow 2013
odd fellow 2013

40"x40", acrylic on Yupo and acrylic on canvas

diamond eye 2014 25x38ay
diamond eye 2014 25x38ay

diamond eye 2014 25x38ay

caliper 2013 35x23ay
caliper 2013 35x23ay

caliper 2013 35x23ay

askance 2013 23x25 ay
askance 2013 23x25 ay

askance 2013 23x25 ay

corvidae 2014 23x35ay
corvidae 2014 23x35ay

corvidae 2014 23x35ay

flicker 2013 35x23 ay
flicker 2013 35x23 ay

flicker 2013 35x23 ay

from on high 2013 35x23ay
from on high 2013 35x23ay

from on high 2013 35x23ay

hourglass 2014 23x35ay
hourglass 2014 23x35ay

hourglass 2014 23x35ay

lavendar fizz 23x35ay
lavendar fizz 23x35ay

lavendar fizz 23x35ay

smoke signals 2014 23x35ay
smoke signals 2014 23x35ay

smoke signals 2014 23x35ay