klugerman@sympatico.ca

Artist Statement

Crete XXXVI
Crete XXXVI
plastic wire, etching & collagraphy
182 x 95 cm, 2009

My work often recalls in an abstract way colors and textures of places that I have visited. These images engraved on my memory are re-invented in my etchings, print tapestries and paintings.

They crop up as overlapping layers of

Crete L-LI-LII
Crete L-LI-LII
plastic wire, etching and collagraphy
3x(89 x 60 cm.), 2011

color, subtle linear markings and traces of poetry. Drawing has continually been a part of my work thus linear elements appear in most everything I create. These linear markings are visible as line drawings, strips of screening or line engravings. Lines also structure the surface, whether outlining an area or creating movement such as in the tapestry weavings that undulate across and down gallery walls. At times elements appear to have been erased and partially brought back or replaced by new markings. My prints, wall pieces or paintings don’t change much from one to the next. Colors, shapes and lines may be repeated as in previous work. I want the viewer to move easily from one work to the next as if turning the pages of a book.

Bio

Crete XLIX
Crete XLIX
etching & collagraphy
45 x 30 cm, 2011

Judith Klugerman was born in Budapest Hungary. She now lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.  She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a Diploma in Art Education  and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Concordia University in Montreal. She is a painter, printmaker and art educator. She has participated in exhibitions in Canada, Europe, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and the United States. She has won prizes in printmaking and her work has appeared in art publications such as esse and Printmaking Today. Her works are part of major collections, including  Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec, Loto Québec, Bibliothéque Gabrielle-Roy, Caisse Populaire Desjardins and La Banque Nationale .

Judith Klugerman is represented in Montreal by Galerie Circulaire and in Toronto by Open Studio.