Artsper guarantees: secure online transactions, worldwide shipping and free returns! Find out more

Tracey Adams, Balancing Act 1

Tracey Adams Balancing Act 1, 2016

View in a room Drawing 24.4 x 20.1 inch Unique artwork


+$31 Delivery fees for United States Delivery : One to two weeks Try the artwork out for free for 14 days

Make an offer

How does it work?
Add to my favourites 8 people are looking at this artwork
Tracey Adams, Balancing Act 1
  • Offered by the gallery

    Londres - United Kingdom

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Drawing : ink, gouache, graphite

  • Themes


  • Support

    Drawing on paper

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    24.4 x 20.1 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Gouache, graphite and ink on Rives paper.

    Balancing Act 1 is part of a series of works on paper started in 2016.

    They are created in the evenings and aptly named after busy days of teaching and other responsibilities.

    The artist establishes parameters involving the use of a particular palette, certain mark-making gestures and amount of time spent on each drawing.

    This work incorporates graphite, ink, and gouache, and is a combination of intuition-based and planned execution.

    • Tags
    • abstract

Free return

You have 14 days to find the perfect spot for your artwork. If you change your mind, you can send it back free of charge and we'll reimburse you.

Find out more about free return

Artsper's galleries deliver artworks worldwide and using specialised carriers.

The artwork can be delivered to the address of your choice within 1 to 2 weeks after validation of your order. The work is insured during transport, so it's risk-free.

Find out more about delivery

You can pay by credit and debit card, PayPal or bank transfer only in euros. We take fraud very seriously and respect your confidential information, which is why all payments are subject to 3D Secure validation.

Find out more about payment

Artsper's pledge of quality: We only work with professional galleries and guarantee the authenticity and provenance of our artworks.

Find out more about Artsper guarantee
Share this artwork
Contact our experts

Any question about the artwork, the artist or the delivery?

* Mandatory fields

Tracey Adams

Born in: 1954

United States

Emergent Artist

Tracey Adams is an American abstract painter and engraver. She currently lives and works in Carmel, California. Adams got a Barchelor's Degree from the Mount St. Mary College in Los Angeles in 1978. She studied engraving and painting at the School of Fine Arts of Boston from 1979 to 1981 and obtained a Master's Degree at the Consevatory of Music of New England in 1980. She has received several scholarships for her studies (including an scholarship by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2015).

Her pieces rely on the musical structure, rhythm and composition. Her choice of colors speaks to her personal environment..... the light of the water, the capacity of supressing the fog, the colors of the setting sun and the palette of the lush local flora are found in her work. While she was still a student, Adams often had the opportunity of working with composer and artist John Cage, who has strongly influence her work. She says her work tries to capture the calm and beauty of an environment that she will like to be part of.

Her work reflects a strong interest on musical motifs, rhythms, elements of lyrical composition and what she calls a sense of performance. Adams works on paper and boards, using a combination of paint, encaustic and graphite as well as elements of monotype and collage. Her creative process requires a lot of planning and intuition. She often starts a piece or a collection like an exact mathematical formula, by planning the details of the composition in advance. Other times, she starts by making a grid structure and then works on this structure, adding organic gestures, performative and very expressive brush strokes. The final result is often, a mixture of her original idea and her instinct, creating a composition that captures the essense of the harmony of mind and emotion.

Adams has exhibited her work a lot in solo and group exhibitions in the United States. Adams' work is part of permanent collections of several museums, such as those at the Bakersfield Museum of Art, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art and Santa Barbara the Museum of Art. Her work is also part of several corporate collections, including those in Adobe Systems, AT&T, Hallmark, Sony Corporation and Intel.
Read more

Tracey Adams, Balancing Act 1
Tracey Adams, Balancing Act 1 Tracey Adams, Balancing Act 1 Tracey Adams, Balancing Act 1

We deliver in United States

All works are packed and shipped by professionals.