Sine Qua Non - FINALIST, June 2020Save Favorites
An exuberant and colorful abstract painting with curves and strokes intersecting and opposing each other in the Kandinsky spirit.
Name of Artist: Maria-Victoria Checa
Width (inches): 24
Height (inches): 48
Country: United States
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Rick J. Delanty, Abstract Professional
Judge's Comment: "If 'Sine Qua Non' speaks of the essential, that which cannot be eliminated without collapse, then I can relate to this work through the language of design: its basic elements, such as line, shape, color and value; and its basic principles, namely movement, balance, emphasis, contrast and repetition. Here’s a basically primary palette that speaks to us in the foundational language of design. And I can see the artist’s hand moving throughout the process of creation: it’s exciting, visceral, and fluid. There’s emotion in the mark-making."