About this artwork
Joanne Handler’s paintings forge together lyrical gestures with vibrant colors. While Handler is a meticulous planner in her everyday life, she relinquishes control when she paints. The music she listens to while painting elicits emotions and memories that inexplicably inform her choice of color and tool. A variety of hardware store ephemera are just some of the different tools Handler uses in her work. The abstract marks made by objects as varied as brooms and flyswatters help express the sounds and rhythms that are playing while she paints. Handler continuously evolves in her choice of materials - they are not limited to acrylic, enamel, spray and flash paints. They are a nod to the heroic masculinity that characterized the action painting of the past. Just as Handler affects the canvas by making a mark, that mark, in turn, affects her and determines the trajectory of the next mark. While spontaneity is key in her work, it is always within the parameters of this dialogue.

"Some Kind Of Wonderful", 2019

joanne handler
New York City, United States
acrylic, enamel, charcoal and oil stick on canvas
152 x 137 x 4 cm
€8,598 incl. VAT
About this artwork
Joanne Handler’s paintings forge together lyrical gestures with vibrant colors. While Handler is a meticulous planner in her everyday life, she relinquishes control when she paints. The music she listens to while painting elicits emotions and memories that inexplicably inform her choice of color and tool. A variety of hardware store ephemera are just some of the different tools Handler uses in her work. The abstract marks made by objects as varied as brooms and flyswatters help express the sounds and rhythms that are playing while she paints. Handler continuously evolves in her choice of materials - they are not limited to acrylic, enamel, spray and flash paints. They are a nod to the heroic masculinity that characterized the action painting of the past. Just as Handler affects the canvas by making a mark, that mark, in turn, affects her and determines the trajectory of the next mark. While spontaneity is key in her work, it is always within the parameters of this dialogue.

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