Now Be Here: Ann Thornycroft #290
Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!
Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Ann Thornycroft
Ann Thornycroft, who was born and raised in the English countryside, draws on her experiences and memories of nature as the foundation for her abstract compositions. Thornycroft is best known for her large-scale, grid-based compositions, though the execution of these works varies in rigidity and expressiveness. In explaining her use of this structure, the artist wrote, “The grid symbolized nature and man. It is a very simple device but it continues to capture my interest.” Recurring motifs in Thornycroft’s work also include overlapping circular forms and arcs that resemble botanical forms. As a finishing layer, Thornycroft sometimes applies a sweeping wash of transparent paint, which creates drips and unevenness on the surface of the flat geometric compositions.
issuu– Center Theater Group Art Auction 2013 /pp. 52-55
Art Dimensions video– Studio tour
vimeo– A Morning with Ann Thornycroft
Now Be Here NY Times
Now Be Here LA Times
Now Be Here Huffington Post
Now Be Here KCET
Now Be Here Art and Cake
Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point
Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson
*Ann Thornycroft- Now Be Here LA artist #290