Bigindicator

Denice Bartels

Profile  |  Artworks  |  Exhibitions  |  Network  |  Comments
20121220073935-bartels_untitled_200_2012_-_72_dpi
Untitled 200, 2012 Mixed Media 24" X 24"
20121220074101-bartels_untitled_201_2012_72_dpi
Untitled 201, 2012 Mixed Media 24" X 24"
20121220074451-bartels_untitled_205_2012_72_dpi
Untitled 205, 2012 Mixed Media 24" X 24"
20121220074342-bartels_untitled_207_2012_72_dpi
Untitled 207, 2012 Mixed Media 24" X 24"
20121220074653-bartels_untitled_208_2012_72_dpi
Untitled 208, 2012 Mixed Media 24" X 24"
20121220074749-bartels_untitled_209_2012_72_dpi
Untitled 209, 2012 Mixed Media 24" X 24"
20121220075304-bartels_untitled_74_2009
Untitled 74, 2011 Prismacolor on Paper 5" X 6"
20121220075618-web_bartels_untitled_91_2009
Untitle 91, 2011 Prismacolor on Paper 5" X 6"
Bartels_untitled_48_180
Untitled 48 (Water Series I), 2008 Graphite on Mylar 5" X 6" © Denice Bartels
Bartels_untitled_55
Untitled 55 (Water Series I), 2008 Graphite on Mylar 5" X 6" © Denice Bartels
Bartels_untitled_47_180
Untitled 47 (Water Series I), 2008 Graphite on Mylar 5" X 6" © Denice Bartels
Untitled35
Untitled 35 (Water Series IV), 2006 Charcoal & Pastel on Paper 30" X 20" © Denice Bartels
Untitled36
Untitled 36 (Water Series IV), 2006 Charcoal & Pastel on Paper 30" X 20" © Denice Bartels
Untitled37
Untitled 37 (Water Series IV), 2006 Charcoal & Pastel on Paper 30" X 20" © Denice Bartels
Untitled38
Untitled 38 (Water Series IV), 2006 Charcoal & Pastel on Paper 30" X 20" © Denice Bartels
Untitled39
Untitled 39 (Water Series IV), 2006 Charcoal & Pastel on Paper 30" X 20" © Denice Bartels
Untitled40
Untitled 40 (Water Series IV), 2006 Charcoal & Pastel on Paper 30" X 20" © Denice Bartels
Bartels_untitled_44_180
Untitled 44 (Water Series IV), 2008 Pastel on Paper 30" X 20" © Denice Bartels
Bartels_untitled_45_180
Untitled 45 (Water Series IV), 2008 Pastel on Paper 30" X 20" © Denice Bartels
Untitled29_300
Untitled 29 (Water Series III), 2006 Prismacolor on Paper 3" X 4" © Denice Bartels
Untitled30_300
Untitled 30 (Water Series III), 2006 Prismacolor on Paper 3" X 4" © Denice Bartels
Untitled20_200
Untitled 20 (Water Series II), 2005 Gouache on Paper 3" X 4" © Denice Bartels
Untitled21_200
Untitled 21 (Water Series II), 2005 Gouache on Paper 3" X 4" © Denice Bartels
Denice_bartels01
© Denice Bartels
Bartels_untitled_37_-_300
Untitled 37 Charcoal & Pastel 30"x20"
Bartels_untitled_50_300
Untitled 50 Graphite on Mylar 5"x6"
Bartels_untitled_50_300
Untitled 50 Graphite on Mylar 5"x6" © Courtesy of the Artist and Long Beach Museum of Art
20121220081712-bartels_untitled_201_2012_72_dpi
Untitled 201, 2012 Mixed Media 24" X 24"
20121220083006-bartels_untitled_50_-_graphite_on_mylar_-_5_x_6_inches_-__1800
Untitled 50, 2008 Graphite on Mylar 5" X 6"
Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
Everett Community College, 1992, MFA
Otis College of Art and Design, 1987, BFA
Tags
mixed-media
Statement

 

Denice Bartels' interest in the Light and Space period informs her intimate drawings of reflected light.  She draws from photos of various patterns of light on the surface of water where she found a two-dimensional materiality to the light's shapes.  The appeal of drawing light patterns is in stretching her drawing chops and the formal qualities of each series' materials.

The series include photo-realistic drawings done in graphite; flat, graphic drawings done in pastel and charcoal; and the opacity of gouache and Prismacolor in other drawings convey the density and luminosity of light.  Materials and process marry in some series to suggest stellar formations, nightscapes, aqueous sludge, and a relationship between micro- and macrocosms.

Bartels spent five years traveling overland through all the inhabited continents before attaining degrees at Claremont Graduate University and Otis College of Art and Design.  She lives and works in Los Angeles.