Edgelands: Paintings by Judith Belzer
Paintings using a mark-making style that explores the relationship between nature and man-made environments.
My new work explores the complex relationships between nature and culture through the lens of the landscapes we have created. The current series investigates the edge lands where the built environment and the natural landscape converge, clash and interlace. The engagements that occur along such boundaries are dynamic, unpredictable and sometimes chaotic. Using a broad painting language of mark-making and a kind of bent, vertiginous perspective (often from an overhead angle) the paintings evoke a visceral sense of what it feels like to live in a landscape transformed by our own industriousness.