Raphaelle Göethals – Arroyo 1
Dimensions: 48.75 x 44.75″
Media: encaustic on panel
Raphaelle Göethals is an artist from Belgium who now lives and works in New Mexico. She creates atmospheric paintings, often with a grid of small spaces where the eye can rest. Göethals sees the sky as our sea in her beloved New Mexico, often referring to it as a “liquid sky”. Due to her upbringing in an environment riddled with the artistic successes of Flemish Renaissance Artists and more contemporary individuals such as René Magritte, Goethals’ work often draws on this rich history, emphasizing a sense of process and creation in conjunction with art historical elements. Raphaelle Göethals’ paintings and works like Arroyo 1 have been featured in numerous museum exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, including a recent solo exhibition at the Morris Graves Museum.
Raphaelle Göethals is one of a group of remarkable women artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Martin, Agnes Pelton, Susan Rothenberg, Linda Benglis, Florence Pierce, and Judy Chicago–instrumental in creating the world-renowned contemporary art center of Santa Fe.