"Sound" Art Coat by Raquel Bell
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Here's another fascinating and beautiful piece by Raquel Bell, Singular's painter of intriguing inner iconography. Bell delves into her unconscious to unearth shamanic like symbols that hint at mysterious ancient myths and archetypes, yet somehow manage to have a very modern, urban sensibility. Her work demands a level of interaction on the part of the viewer that is unusual in art to wear, yet provides a satisfyingly deeper relationship with the artwork as you add your own interpretations to the array of painted symbols.
Bell has worked extensively with sound art, doing combined audio-visual performance and installation pieces in a variety of settings. This gives some background to the title of this piece, as perhaps she is exploring the nature of sound as art in her painting. The result is a piece that is both beautiful and carries a great deal of meaning.
Wear this piece over a column of black to a special musical event and celebrate the wonder of sounds. Or wear with a white top and skinny jeans for a more casual occasion.
Black shantung silk shell with
red shantung silk lining. Raquel Bell's Bio
Los Angeles, California
“My painting has always been part meditation, part music. I find incredible joy breathing life into a painting. The images that come forth often represent dreams, and it is my goal to get out of the way of what wants to be revealed. I am often surprised by what I paint. I feel satisfied when I have allowed something from the dream world to show itself in our world.”
“When I was young, I lived in Chinle, Arizona near Canyon de Chelley National Monument. The imagery I experienced during that formative time continues to influence my art profoundly.”
“I received my BFA from the College of Santa Fe (later named Santa Fe University of Art and Design.) I relocated to New York City after graduating and performed and had exhibitions for over 10 years. My original recorded and live sound compositions were performed in New York City and at galleries nationally. I also toured with bands extensively in the United States and Canada.”
“I am now based in Texas and Los Angeles, California. The New Museum, The Blanton Museum of Art, The Japan Society, Dance Theater Workshop, Museum of Human Achievement, and Honey Space Art Gallery are some places I have shown my work.”