The work of painter Grace Weaver is a mix of the familiar and the psychedelic. Grace is a New York-based artist, who last year completed an MFA in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University.
The characters featured in Grace’s work are evocative of animated TV programmes with their rounded heads, large eyes and elongated limbs. Her use of warmer colours, using almost every shade between the red and orange spectrum is perfectly balanced, often paired with shades of green and purple curated in a natural contrast.
Grace’s method of working in the traditional realm of oil on canvas is contrasted by her choice in subject matter. She does this by featuring aspects of modern life through her painting: relationships between women and men, technology and the contemporary everyday of jogging in the park, lazing by the pool and so on.
Grace’s work is part of a group exhibition at V1 Gallery, Character, opening in Copenhagen this Friday (19th August). The upcoming show additionally features work from Daniel Johnston, Margaret Kilgallen and HuskMitNavn.
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Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. In October 2016 she became a staff writer on the editorial team and in January 2019 was made It’s Nice That’s deputy editor. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about new and upcoming creative projects or editorial ideas for the site.