Tristesse Seeliger Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Tristesse Seeliger
Live in: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Artworks for sale: 25.00
Tristesse Seeliger Artist Bio:
Tristesse Seeliger is a Vancouver artist working in mixed media using painting and collage. For the past two years she has been working on a body of work focused on geometry, territories, perception and cartography. Using the principles in mathematics of tiling and patterning, the work disassembles and then reassembles maps that focus on the shapes, textures and colour to recreate new territories. These collages are part abstractions part designed object that use the language of geometry and cartography to play with ideas around time, space and the nature of reality. Recently, Tristesse has begun to work with the shapes as separate panelled colour-fields, using the relationship between the shapes to create the illusion of three dimensionality. These are painted acrylic panels that are a celebration of colour and form allowing the audience to interact with the work by assembling the pieces in any way they desire. Tristesse built the wood panels with her brother Dirk Seeliger, a master woodworker. Tristesse Seeliger has been an art teacher for 15 years with the Vancouver School Board, is a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, a wife to David Crompton and a mom of two beautiful children. Influences and Inspiration: William Morris, Gunta Stölzl, Robert Irwin, Sol LeWitt, David Crompton and Channa Horwitz as well as Dr. Nathalie Sinclair, Canada research Chair in tangible mathematics learning. Process and Materials: The primary materials used in these collages are historical maps from the Geological Survey of Canada offices dating back to the 1960’s. These maps are beautiful because of their textures, colours and markings but also because of their original uses and specific themes. Each collage piece takes days to create as every piece is sorted based on the colour and texture then collaged one by one onto wood board. The materials used are all archival to maintain the integrity of the colour and shape of the collage. The work is then covered in a polymer varnish to protect the paper from ultraviolet radiation. This helps delay the inevitable fading that occurs in materials that may be fugitive in nature.