Paintings > 2015 RECTO / VERSO PAINTINGS

Nelson's pulsating and vibrant paintings embrace a plurality of holes, simultaneity of sides and folds, and chromatic movement. Formal frameworks of absence and negation are paired with exuberant colors and playfully immersive surfaces of paint. In this body of work, Nelson painted on all sides of the canvas and hung her paintings from the ceiling or perpendicular to the wall, to dance with the viewer as one moved throughout the gallery, and in so doing, inviting expansive, individual, and temporal possibilities of viewing. The effect was a reversible painting installation, where no single angle looked the same, and paintings each contain their own logic of dissonance or harmony between recto and verso sides.

Zoe Nelson Artist Paintings Recto Verso
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
60" x 56"
2015
Flamingo Anus (verso)
Oil and spray paint on canvas
60" x 56"
2015
Zoe Nelson Recto Verso Painting Artist
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
72" x 60"
2015
Sonic Séance (verso)
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
72" x 60"
2015
Zoe Nelson Artist Paintings Recto Verso
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
72" x 56"
2015
Touching (verso)
Oil and spray paint on canvas
72" x 48"
2015
Wild Eyes (recto)
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
60" x 54"
2015
Wild Eyes (verso)
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
60" x 54"
2015
Zoe Nelson Artist Paintings Recto Verso
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
60" x 56"
2015
Lips (verso)
Oil and spray paint on canvas
60" x 56"
2015
Zoe Nelson Artist Paintings Recto Verso
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
54" x 60"
2015
Zoe Nelson Artist Paintings Recto Verso
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
54" x 60"
2015
Zoe Nelson Artist Paintings Recto Verso
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
60" x 56"
2015
Folding Into Triangle (verso)
Oil and spray paint on canvas
60" x 56"
2015
Zoe Nelson Artist Paintings Recto Verso
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
72" x 60"
2015
Psychedelic Psychic (verso)
Oil and spray paint on canvas
72" x 60"
2015
Many Eyes (recto)
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
34" x 30"
2014
Many Eyes (verso)
Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas
34" x 30"
2014