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Susan Cantrick Art

SUSAN CANTRICK (USA, B. 1952)

Susan Cantrick is an American abstract painter whose primary interest is in painting as a structured visual response to sub-linguistic thinking. Her paintings are analogs of her pre-verbal perception that aim to be as articulate as possible, crystallizing the vitality and complexity of emergent cognition. She lives and works in Paris, France. Cantrick’s essentially modernist painterly techniques, merging the gestural with the hard-edged, are mediated by post-modern digital interventions. Her hybrid practice favors a stylistic eclecticism that can belie its coherent underpinnings. The various processes she explores in her work combine elements of structure and freedom. For the last 10 years, she has been painting from digital studies that are generated from photo-fragments of her previous work. The results resemble what she characterizes as “a gamut of genealogies,” paintings that share a common visual ancestry with their predecessors.

Cantrick recently embarked on the challenge of returning to previously unfinished works, proceeding with new compositions imposed on the already inhabited space. Her various approaches investigate painting as a state of mind, process, and object, revealing a connection to ideas about context and the renewal of identity. Alongside her painting practice, Cantrick creates small-format collages mounted on paper and panels that are often composed of alternate applications of paint and ink-jet printed imagery. Beyond a love of color and the sensuality of paint, Cantrick’s process is driven and defined by her convictions about painting as a form of visual thinking rather than narration, illustration, or critique. As a painter, she thinks in terms of materializing the moment of her perceptual experience when thoughts begin to cohere but before they formulate themselves into language. Though she has occasionally used literature or photos from her environment as points of departure, specific external stimuli are rarely referenced. At the same time, she is aware of how the body and landscape have influenced her preoccupation with how to manipulate flat pictorial space and how best to show its ambiguities and exploit its complexities.

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Boston pebble 21 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
Mixed media. Unframed. This mixed media work on paper is one of numerous small-scale works, along with 8 medium-scale paintings on linen, that Cantrick produced for her 2012 series ...
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2010s Abstract Susan Cantrick Art

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sbc 154 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Hard-Edge Susan Cantrick Art

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sbc 204 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Abstract Susan Cantrick Art

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Linen, Acrylic

sbc 169 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on linen - Unframed Thus far, apart from two projects that produced paintings in series, the artist’s paintings are not serial, functioning in relation to each other less li...
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2010s Hard-Edge Susan Cantrick Art

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Linen, Acrylic

sbc 139 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Hard-Edge Susan Cantrick Art

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Linen, Acrylic

sbc 195 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Hard-Edge Susan Cantrick Art

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Linen, Acrylic

sbc 149 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Abstract Susan Cantrick Art

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Linen, Acrylic

sbc 141 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Hard-Edge Susan Cantrick Art

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Linen, Acrylic

sbc 194 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Abstract Susan Cantrick Art

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Canvas, Polyester, Acrylic

Boston pebble 21 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Abstract Susan Cantrick Art

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Paper

sbc 144 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Abstract Geometric Susan Cantrick Art

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Linen, Acrylic

sbc 203 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Abstract Susan Cantrick Art

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Linen, Acrylic

sbc 204 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Abstract Susan Cantrick Art

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Linen, Acrylic

sbc 154 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
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2010s Hard-Edge Susan Cantrick Art

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Linen, Acrylic

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sbc 202
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
Acrylic and inkjet print on paper. Unframed. Like sbc 164, this mixed-media work started out as a painted fragment that was printed over and then completed in several stages of acry...
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By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on linen - Unframed This acrylic painting on linen is one of 8 medium-scale paintings that Cantrick produced for her 2012 series based on the prose poem "The Pebble" by Fran...
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2010s Abstract Susan Cantrick Art

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By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on linen - Unframed A constant of Cantrick’s process is the transparent layering that enhances the sense of a shallow space that is meant to be simultaneously receding and a...
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sbc 169 (Abstract painting)
By Susan Cantrick
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on linen - Unframed Thus far, apart from two projects that produced paintings in series, the artist’s paintings are not serial, functioning in relation to each other less li...
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2010s Hard-Edge Susan Cantrick Art

Materials

Linen, Acrylic