Art Crush: Jaq Chartier

I recently stumbled across the work of Jaq Chartier and I'm hooked!

About her work she writes, "I call my primary body of work Testing, because each painting begins as an actual test. Inspired by scientific images like gel electrophoresis, they feature intimate views of materials reacting to each other, to light, and the passage of time. Instead of paint, I use my own complex formulas of deeply saturated inks, stains and dyes. Such colors can do things paint can't do – change, shift, and migrate through other layers of paint, or separate into component parts with differing properties."

View 'Testing' at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco till May 2nd.