Vibrant Red by Michelle Hold

Michelle Hold’s intensely colored abstract paintings masterfully layer texture and treatment to create compositions that depend as much on their tactility as on their visual features to communicate. Though Hold’s hand is evident all over the canvas, her brushstroke never becomes repetitive or predictable; its momentum and shape manages to define the organization of the painting while veering between long and short, splatter and scrape, purposeful and hurried. The artist pairs her forceful strokes with a blocked approach to color, lacing her paintings with strength and a bold vigor.
Palazzo Vitta, Casale Monferrato 15-23 september 2012

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