Heating, mixing, layering, scraping–these core techniques of the ancient art of encaustic painting underlie and empower the engaging recent works of Georgia Nassikas. She combines beeswax from her own hives with pure pigments to deconstruct the world we see and experience in both settling and unsettling ways. Perspectives shift, solid forms lift and fall, light glows seemingly from beneath the highly textured surfaces.
Her embrace of the tension between abstract and representational enliven her imagery and inspire the viewer to see the essential forms, lines, and colors in a landscape or object. Echoing her art, Georgia challenges us to scrape away our visual misperceptions, to add new layers of insight, to reflect on the fine balance, at art’s best, of final composition.
For more information about the artist please go to http://www.georgianassikas.com