Elaine de Kooning, Six Horses: Blue Wall | SOLD, 1987
Acrylic on canvas, 46 x 60 in.
Susan Vecsey on Elaine de Kooning:
I love how this painting reveals itself more and more as you spend time with it. There are images within images, stillness and movement. And the image is so contained, horses and fragments of horses pushing against the edges of the painting.
Susan Vecsey (b. 1971)
Susan Vecsey was born in New Jersey and currently lives and works in both New York City and East Hampton, New York. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York and her Master of Fine Arts from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, studying under Graham Nickson. In 2012, Vecsey was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome.
Vecsey had a solo museum exhibition at the Greenville County Museum, South Carolina, in 2017 that was accompanied by an exhibition catalogue with an essay by Phyllis Tuchman. “Unlike, say, Fairfield Porter, another East End artist, Vecsey is less involved with the here and now. She’s not recording the details of daily life. She’s reminding you of places where you have been. With swooping curves, extended horizon lines, and a mix of tonal colors, Vecsey’s compelling images have the character of memories, recollections, reveries. You’re revisiting sites of pleasure and wonderment.” Read Full Biography