Vija Celmins

Vija Celmins

Vija Celmins’s famous subjects include the vast Mojave Desert, star fields, a spider’s web, and the ocean. The majority of Vija Celmins pieces are photorealistic, monochromatic drawings created from a myriad of materials including charcoal dust, graphite, and eraser tools; however, her oeuvre includes a medley of sculptures and paintings. The precision of her work, similar to Richard Estes and photorealists of the time, eclipses the simplicity of her subjects.

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