nellie king solomon paintings

posted by the scholar on July 14th, 2008
filed under: art, artists, paintings

i am falling into the delicious, foreboding abyss of these dynamic large scale (up to 8′ x 8′!) works by california artist nellie king solomon. it’s an extraordinary swirling, sweeping style which to me is not unlike the beginnings of a tornado. the way the blacks kick out on the surfaces is dramatic but grounding too. nellie, who uses a combination of materials including acrylic, soda ash, coffee, house paint, ink and dye, says she paints things she knows are there but cannot be seen.





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see more brilliance at brian gross fine art as well as nellie’s website.

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9 Responses to “nellie king solomon paintings”

  1. Marie Says:

    Wow, I love them too! And her website is beautiful too!

  2. the scholar Says:

    she makes amazing things!

    btw, i love your blog too. 🙂

  3. sosser Says:

    wow. breathtaking! i want to see them in person! thanks for the links

  4. the scholar Says:

    me too!

  5. Nellie Says:

    Nicely written. Who wrote the piece? Thank you. I like the part about just before a tornado. Feels great when someone I’ve never even met gets it.

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi nellie,

    i wrote the piece. i really like your style! there is something looming much larger behind these pieces to me.

  7. Hilary Says:

    If you like her work, I think you’d like Sarah Spitler. Smaller pieces but i think they are more beautifully defined.

    I own Abandonment Of Causality and the pictures do not do it justice.

  8. the scholar Says:


    sarah’s work is beautiful – thank you so much for the link (and you must be so happy that you own that painting)!

  9. RhiannaDriscoll Says:

    I’m fifteen and when i looked at your Art, it inspired me! Its beautiful. and you verity of color is wonderful. Please keep up the good work. 🙂

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