Vija Celmins: ARTIST ROOMS

"The thing I like about painting is that it takes just a second for the information to go in and you can explore and analyse that later"

Born in Latvia in 1938, Vija Celmins is best known for her intricate, monochromatic drawings of a select range of subjects; meticulous renderings of the surface of the ocean, the vastness of the night sky or the microscopic detail of a spider's web. In 1966 she began to use photographs as the subjects for her works, creating what she described as 'impossible images', reminding us of the complexity of the simplest things. With her slow, painstaking approach, some of these works take years to complete.

See works by some of the most influential artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from the ARTIST ROOMS collection in your home town.

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