hidell brooks is so happy to now be representing the work of brooklyn based artist geraldine neuwirth. finding new artists to take into the gallery is a big part of our job and we both must feel very strongly about the work. something about the collages by geraldine neuwirth lured us in at first glance. whether it is her vivid use of intense color or her own visual vocabulary speaking directly to our abstract loving hearts. she had us at first sight.
early years I spent time watching rehearsals, waiting for my dad who worked for shubert theaters, and “a world within a world” became present to me. i later carried it into a theme connected to the circus, representing the stage of life and many aspects existing beneath it.
a vocabulary of forms developed in my process, and i have been working with this language and allowing the freedom of it to explore different ways of building my images.
creating this “thread of existence”, exists historically as well as spiritually. the spiritual being particularly important to me as i look at life in a layered way and enters into my work increasingly as i physically build layer upon layer of paper as well as building many layers of reality, revealing an energy that reaches beyond the visible.
geraldine neuwirth attended the american university before moving to la where she studied under the artist martin lubner for six years. lubner had his own teaching space in los angeles and was an art professor at ucla. her work has been influenced by elizabeth murray, frank stella, terry winters, and arshile gorky to name only a few. geradline handles paper in such a way that is only learned over time with a mature hand and a unique vision complied from a life full of experiences.
please call the gallery if you have any questions regarding works by geraldine neuwirth. all available works on paper are on the website under her artist page.