LYDIA BASSIS

Seattle, WA

Past Exhibitions           Biography          CV          Statement        

Lydia Bassis is a contemporary painter based in Seattle, WA. Her abstract paintings tell stories using an invented language of shapes and symbols. Bassis uses these symbols intuitively and improvisationally to depict unseen energies of thoughts, dreams, and intuitions that hover mysteriously, yet harmoniously within contemplative backdrops.

During a time of global social distancing, these ruminative works filled with expressive imagery awaken a deep sense of wonder that offers a touch-point to the enchantments of the natural world while we temporarily stay at home.

MANY MOONS

50 X 50″ acrylic, graphite collage and Kozo paper on panel

MEMORY VEIL BUOY

72 X 48″ acrylic on paper on wood panel

LITTLE SECRETS

72 X 48″ acrylic and paper on panel

PUSH FORWARD

36 X 27.75″ acrylic and collage on paper mounted on wood panel

CARLOT

14 X 11″ oil on panel

LEAP

14 X 11″ acrylic and oil on paper on panel

SALTY AIR

16 X 16″ acrylic and Kozo paper over panel

POND

40 X 48″ acrylic, graphite, paper on panel

“Over the years I have developed a personal language of shapes. I use my invented language to symbolically convey things that can’t be described in words and things that can’t be seen, like energy.” 

– Lydia Bassis

FORESHADOW

37 X 27.75″ acrylic on paper, framed

“I create paintings that tell stories using an invented language of personal symbols. Working intuitively and improvisationally, my paintings explore unseen things in our world, like energy, and experiences that can’t be put into words.”

– Lydia Bassis

UPTOWN

39 X 27.5″ acrylic on paper, framed

PERMISSION SLIP

30 X 22″ acrylic on paper, framed

SOLD

UNSPOKEN, Lydia’s most recent exhibition at our Pioneer Square, Seattle art gallery, featured a collection of new paintings demonstrating the artist’s interest in quantum theory and the concept that everything in nature is energy. Throughout this series, the artist refers to similar forms and symbols, the majority of works primarily acrylic on canvas, with others that include graphite, collage, or oil paint. On wood panels, the artist applies thin layers of clear acrylic to attach Japanese Kozo paper, achieving an almost translucent effect.

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UNTOLD STORIES

27 X 20″ acrylic on paper, framed

SUBLIMINAL 1

14 X 11″ acrylic and oil on linen over wood panel


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