Judith Wolfe is an american painter who studied with the painter John Ferren at Queens College in New York and later with Oskar Kokoschka in Salzburg before setting in Paris.
What we see today as a mature balance between space and content in her powerful gesture, was innitially influenced by the European expressionists. She pursued this, growing in her distinct use of strong color and expressive brushwork on canvas and in print.
Greatly impressed by Matisse's monumental collages, she began a series of large-scale works on paper.
After mastering painting on paper, tearing, cutting, layering ot to achieve a final structure, she now complements and juxtaposes these primary blues, reds, yellows with the whites of the paper and black in on drawings.
Her recent works reflect her concern for growing alienation in an unstable and rapidly changing environment. At the same time, through her vibrant use of color, enhance a sense of hope.
Kate Van Houten