Frédérique Lucien, a French printmaker famous for her unopened-flower renderings, can do no wrong by me. Her dramatic compositions that feature biomorphic forms floating on white paper—perhaps remind viewers of new image painings of the late 1970s, or of even Pop, but to me, that's all accidental. Instead, she defines contour and allusiveness all while neglecting abstraction. I was lucky enough to buy three of her prints at Michael Woolworth's Paris atelier in 2005. Above is "Pistils", 1991.
Oct 9, 2006