May 3 – June 23, 2018
I work both abstractly and figuratively and the motivation behind each piece is unique. Universally for me, however, is an interest in the medium of oil paint and all the textures and marks that are possible to create with it. Some of my paintings are planned from the beginning, and some are the amalgamation of marks made in reaction to each other.
My current figurative body of work focuses on juxtaposing bodies to explore connections. I am interested in how the interpretation of a person changes when other figures are added to the composition, and how body language and color communicate a narrative. The paintings tell real or imagined stories, in varying degrees of readability and accessibility. I am exploring what I can portray with the gaze, pose, size, and positioning of the figures against each other.