Tati Kaupp - December 2011
December 3rd, 2011 - January 12nd, 2012
Exuberance is the word that immediately comes to mind when describing Tati Kaupp’s vibrant paintings. In her earlier work, the intense color palette reflected the light from her childhood years in Mexico and the southwest, but even in these new darker paintings aptly titled “The Winter Series”, the work looks celebratory. There is a sense of lightness and air here; circles, floating shapes, dots and squiggles rise to the top of her canvases with explosive effervescence. The champagne glasses she included in her “Wedding Series” from 2007 are gone but not the bubbles. These abstract canvases full of harmonious blocks of strong color are anchored by her use of rich charcoal grays, midnight blues and deep blacks. The paintings are layered with patterns which dance and move across the surface, almost bursting beyond the edge of the canvas, sometimes literally crossing onto another canvas to create a diptych. One feels energized and excited by the fresh paint this artist delivers. Let’s toast the season with her canvases.