Art & Wall Decor and Art Curation by Joan Belmar
Joan Belmar
Joan Belmar

Joan Belmar

Washington, DC

"Joan Belmar is well known for his unique technique of 3-D painting. He combined his former painting and collage techniques with both painted and untreated Mylar/paper strips in circles and curvilinear shapes. This technique produces variations in transparency, as light and the viewer move in relation to the work. The sheer quality of these translucent materials captures and reflects light and encourages an up close viewing of the work to reveal the different layers within."
Joan Belmar is based in Washington D.C and The Hudson Valley N.Y. He is well known for his technique of 3-D constructions and large-site installations that use their unique architectural structure to play with light.  He has combined his former painting and collage techniques with painted and untreated Mylar/paper strips in circles and curvilinear shapes. This technique produces variations in transparency, as light and the viewer move in relation to the work.  The sheer quality of these translucent materials captures and reflects light and encourages an up-close viewing of the work to reveal the different layers within.

Joan is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Mayor's Art Award Finalist in Washington, DC, the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Fellowship Program, and an Individual Artist Grant by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, MD, and the state of Maryland.  In 2016 he won first place in the Osten Biennial of Drawing in Macedonia.
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