Ray Beldner

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Neighborhood: Mission
SFOS Details:
Weekend 3 (Central): Nov. 5-6
Pacific Felt Factory
2830 20th St
San Francisco, 94110

For my collage-based artwork, I combine pictures of art historical works that I find in books, art catalogs, and magazines. Although the work appears abstract, if you look closely, you can see parts of paintings that come from artists like Rembrandt and Warhol. I select these elements for their historic interest, and also for the shapes, colors and textures that inspire me. Taking the small paper parts, I arrange and rearrange the shapes and lines to make surprising, lyrical and visually complex compositions. The organic shapes and textures that are starting to appear in the work reflect the rocky forms and subtle colors of the Sierra Foothills, where I now reside.