It can take Sharon Hovarth years to complete a single large canvas and it’s not suprising when you look at all the labyrinth of lines and layers that unfold to reveal bits and pieces both recognisable and mysterious. This New York artist works from her ground floor studio at the Brooklyn Navy Yard creating these complicated paintings suffused with brilliant, often startling hues. An electric night sky, glittering with stars, is anchored by a network of hatching. Linear lanes of infrastructure recall the rusted-out buildings and new scaffolding that stand shoulder to shoulder beyond her studio window. The overall effect is one of great beauty and vivid imagery that you want to get up close to. See more of her stunning work at
















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