Irene Nelson

United States  • 1951

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The works of San Francisco Bay Area-based abstract painter Irene Nelson are layered and atmospheric, offering dreamlike impressions of worlds seemingly in the process of becoming.


Nelson’s lyrical, gestural marks feel organic and free, while her biomorphic forms and muted color relationships contribute to the sense that these are visions inspired by the subconscious. Whether painting, drawing, or working with monotypes, Nelson’s process is guided by a mix of intuition and experimentation. She considers her process a give and take between conscious decision making and spontaneity. She allows each preceding mark or layer to inform the next, so her compositions evolve as “acts of discovery” rather than being planned.


Nelson also experiments with the medium of photography, which she employs to search out ephemeral, passing glimpses of daily life.


Her work is held in numerous private collections, and has been exhibited extensively throughout California, including recent exhibitions at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, and Kala Art Institute, Berkeley.


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Painting, Liminal #6, Irene Nelson

Liminal #6

Irene Nelson

Painting - 76.2 x 57.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 30 x 22.7 x 0 inch

$1,553

Painting, Liminal #8, Irene Nelson

Liminal #8

Irene Nelson

Painting - 76.2 x 57.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 30 x 22.7 x 0 inch

$1,553

Painting, Liminal #7, Irene Nelson

Liminal #7

Irene Nelson

Painting - 76.2 x 57.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 30 x 22.7 x 0 inch

$1,553

Painting, Liminal #24, Irene Nelson

Liminal #24

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,553

Painting, Liminal #23, Irene Nelson

Liminal #23

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,553

Painting, Liminal #22, Irene Nelson

Liminal #22

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,553

Painting, Liminal #21, Irene Nelson

Liminal #21

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,553

Painting, Liminal #5, Irene Nelson

Liminal #5

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,216

Painting, Liminal #4, Irene Nelson

Liminal #4

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,216

Painting, Liminal #3, Irene Nelson

Liminal #3

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,216

Painting, Liminal #2, Irene Nelson

Liminal #2

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,216

Painting, Liminal #1, Irene Nelson

Liminal #1

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,216

Painting, Antidote #18, Irene Nelson

Antidote #18

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,216

Painting, Antidote #16, Irene Nelson

Antidote #16

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,216

Painting, Antidote #12, Irene Nelson

Antidote #12

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,216

Painting, Antidote Drawing #7, Irene Nelson

Antidote Drawing #7

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 inch

$1,081

Painting, Untitled Quarantine #7, Irene Nelson

Untitled Quarantine #7

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 inch

$1,081

Painting, Untitled Quarantine #8, Irene Nelson

Untitled Quarantine #8

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 inch

$1,081

Painting, Untitled Quarantine #1, Irene Nelson

Untitled Quarantine #1

Irene Nelson

Painting - 60.96 x 45.72 cm Painting - 24 x 18 inch

$1,081

Painting, Enchantment 07, Irene Nelson

Enchantment 07

Irene Nelson

Painting - 105.4 x 75 x 0.1 cm Painting - 41.5 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$3,107

Painting, Enchantment 04, Irene Nelson

Enchantment 04

Irene Nelson

Painting - 105.4 x 75 x 0.1 cm Painting - 41.5 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$3,107

Painting, Free play, Irene Nelson

Free play

Irene Nelson

Painting - 101.6 x 101.6 cm Painting - 40 x 40 inch

$4,187

Painting, In the Details, Irene Nelson

In the Details

Irene Nelson

Painting - 101.6 x 101.6 cm Painting - 40 x 40 inch

$4,187

Painting, Semi Precious, Irene Nelson

Semi Precious

Irene Nelson

Painting - 122 x 122 x 0.1 cm Painting - 48 x 48 x 0 inch

$6,349

Painting, Antidote Drawing #1, Irene Nelson

Antidote Drawing #1

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 inch

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Painting, Antidote Drawing #2, Irene Nelson

Antidote Drawing #2

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 inch

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Painting, Antidote Drawing #8, Irene Nelson

Antidote Drawing #8

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 inch

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Painting, Antidote Drawing #10, Irene Nelson

Antidote Drawing #10

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 inch

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Painting, Untitled Red, Irene Nelson

Untitled Red

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 51 cm Painting - 24 x 20.1 inch

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Painting, Bluets #1 (Abstract Painting), Irene Nelson

Bluets #1 (Abstract Painting)

Irene Nelson

Painting - 76.2 x 57.15 cm Painting - 30 x 22.5 inch

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Painting, Untitled Quarantine #33, Irene Nelson

Untitled Quarantine #33

Irene Nelson

Painting - 61 x 46 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 inch

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Painting, Quarantine #3 (Abstract Painting), Irene Nelson

Quarantine #3 (Abstract Painting)

Irene Nelson

Painting - 60.96 x 45.72 cm Painting - 24 x 18 inch

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Painting, Quarantine #6 (Abstract painting), Irene Nelson

Quarantine #6 (Abstract painting)

Irene Nelson

Painting - 45.72 x 60.96 cm Painting - 18 x 24 inch

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Painting, Untitled Quarantine #2, Irene Nelson

Untitled Quarantine #2

Irene Nelson

Painting - 76.2 x 57.15 cm Painting - 30 x 22.5 inch

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Painting, Syncopation, Irene Nelson

Syncopation

Irene Nelson

Painting - 121.92 x 121.92 cm Painting - 48 x 48 inch

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The year of birth of the artist is: 1951