Charade by Erin Cone
Limited Edition, Edition of: 150, Signed
2011 / 2013 ECO16
Erin Cone
Work details

Charade

100 x 133
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Mounted on aluminium Dibond, depth 3 mm matte, Frameless, 100 x 133 cm (External dimensions)

Mounted under acrylic glass, depth 2 mm matte, Frameless, 100 x 133 cm (External dimensions)

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Background Information about Erin Cone
Introduction
Abstract figures in the paintings of Erin Cone

Graceful female figures displayed from the side, back, and front. Sometimes a woman’s tilted head is truncated; sometimes a shoulder disappears from the frame. The rich colors of the figures are muted by a drop of subdued background. Details are painstakingly added and yet have an abstract effect when seen as a whole.

Texan painter Erin Cone is a multi-award-winning artist who has achieved success in various solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. Her career began in 2001 at her debut solo exhibition in an Austin, Texas gallery. At the time, she was still considered an insider’s secret. Since then, she has twice been named a Top Emerging Artist and has appeared numerous times in notable art magazines. American Art Collector Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine and others have already selected Cone's work for their covers. Today she is an established figure in the art world and her work has found its way into collections all over the world. Critics are continuously fascinated by her unique interpretation of traditional figurative art, as well as her subtle play with realist form. Cone masterfully employs light/dark contrasts, limited color spectrums, and the contrast between detailed renderings and graphic stylization.

The methods Erin Cone use to achieve this result are very complex. In seeking her motif, she makes sketches of poses, gestures, and details. These then become the basis for photographs (generally of herself, but sometimes of models as well). The final search for composition occurs intuitively. Through experimentation, Erin Cone finds the right combination of individual elements. “It’s more about the visual effect than the story content, that’s why I concentrate on the subtle placement of the subjects within the frame,” said  Erin Cone, describing her experiences. “I intentionally create a tension between near photographic detail and my own vocabulary of visual disturbance, subverting realism. This duality is central to my work and allows the figures I paint to be both concrete and abstract – calling forth emotion without pinning the emotion down.”

Once the composition has been determined, Cone otherwise continues very traditionally: sketches on the canvas, filled with layers of color, in some cases allowing for changes during the painting process. The result is such impressive pictures as Allure, the abstract-realist portrait/non-portrait of a young woman in a red dress: a formally elegant equilibrium of rigidity and tense movement; a successful mélange of abstract minimalism and figurative realism.

Geraldine Blum
Bio
1976
Born in Lubbock, Texas, USA
1998
Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Lives and works in Santa Fe, USA
Collections

Department of Cultural Affairs/New Mexico Arts Permanent Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Washington, D.C.
The Tullman Collection, Chicago, Illinois
Standard Chartered Bank, London, UK
Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2020Time & Tide, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2018Boundless, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2017Stages of Believing, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2016Wish Fulfillment, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2015Ineffable, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2015Emergence, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2014Modiste, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2013Desiderata, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2012Theory of Forms, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2012Ingenue, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco USA
2011Denouement, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2010Passages, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2009Blessed Unrest, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2008Possible Outcomes, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco,USA
2008Departure, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, USA
2007Synchronicity, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2006Secrets, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, USA
20053, Andreeva Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2005Erin Cone: 5th Annual Show, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, USA
2004Transformation, Seven-o-seven Contemporary, Santa Fe, USA
2004Interval, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, USA
2003Configuration, Seven-o-seven Contemporary, Santa Fe, USA

Group Exhibitions

2021Caesura, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2019Figurations 2019, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexiko, USA
2018New New Real II, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
201320th Anniversary Exhibition, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2012Distilled Memory, Decorazon Gallery, London, UK
2011In Portrait, Blank Space Gallery, New York City, USA
2010Gallery Artists, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, USA
2009Artist’s Choice, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, USA
2008Inaugural Exhibit, MMFA, Palm Desert, USA
20079th Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, New York City, USA
2006Small Works, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, USA
2005Self Portraits by Contemporary Masters, Andreeva Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

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