Chicago-based painter, Zoe Nelson, has reimagined the canvas. In Nelson’s work, holes are cut out of the canvas to both make the physical structure a part of the art and to offer the viewer a place of pause. I admire the use of color, especially in “Waterfalls”, where the cutouts reveal a jarring red support that would have otherwise not disrupted the composition. Check out a small selection of Nelson’s work below:

Nelson has an immense amount of work available online, and we encourage a visit to the official website to read interviews and see more recent work.

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