Abstract artist explores meditation and murkiness

Nov 23, 2015
Courtesy of: Zinc Art + Interiors Seattle-based abstract artist Lydia Bassis will display works from two collections from now through Dec. 14 at Zinc Zinc Art + Interiors, 102 3rd Ave. S.

Seattle-based abstract artist Lydia Bassis will show pieces from two of her current series – “Swamp/Tantra” and “Passages” – at Zinc Art + Interiors from now through Dec. 14.

Bassis achieves harmony between playful weightless shapes and structured forms creating work that is fluid, bold and balanced.

Her paintings take on a dream-like quality, and Bassis said each one represents a specific paused moment. She tries to capture moments and interactions with places and things that can’t always be seen, but rather felt.

"All of my work stems from the same place – drawing/painting things that can’t be described with words," Bassis said. "’Swamp/Tantra’ is about finding calm in the mess.

“‘Tantra’ refers to Indian meditational images, and ‘Swamp’ refers to a dense murkiness. ‘Passages’ is about passage of time, movement, rhythm and breath.”

Bassis is a former 4Culture grant winner and has been featured in New American Paintings, Uprise Art Journal and Apartment Therapy.

For more information, visit can be found at ZincArtInteriors.com. Zinc is located at 102 3rd Ave. S.


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