Anne Vieux’s paintings and sculptures explore the optics of the computer screen and the implications of light on abstraction, through digital reproductions of material surfaces. Images of holographic and translucent paper are captured and altered digitally via layers of warping and repetition, then printed on to microfiber fabric.
The paintings are notable for their ultra-saturated images in bright, fractured hues of purples, blues, pinks, reds and greens, which ground the fluidity of the digital within the material of the undulating velveteen surfaces. To this colorful opulence, Vieux inverts positive and negative space through her use of line to unify sections of each work. The end result is paintings of startling luminescence. Lines of airbrushed acrylic paint are added, alluding to “a needle threading the surface (into) other realms.” The artist’s process highlights the layers in each piece, shifting between actuality and re-digitization; before finally being absorbed into the finished ‘holistic piece.’
Born in Michigan in 1985 and currently based in New York, Anne Vieux received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012 and her BFA in Painting and Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009. She recently held a residency at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ. Annka Kultys Gallery will host the artist’s first solo presentation in London in 2017. Vieux’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at Annka Kultys Gallery, London; Good Weather Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas; Cuevas & Tilleard, New York; and Stream Gallery, New York. Recent group exhibitions include: The Hole, New York. The Willows, New York; CES Gallery, Los Angeles; Regina Rex, New York; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; and Cranbrook Museum of Art, Michigan. Her printed work has been included in the Met Library Collection and MoMa Library Collection.