Ashlynn Browning statement

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I am interested in creating a hybrid of geometric forms and intuitive, painterly process. Some of my paintings read as “places,” of both a geographic and psychological nature. In others, geometric forms – some precarious and toppling, some bold and assured – function as stand-ins for figures. Each of these figures displays an individual personality, mood and implied narrative.

Experimenting with the idea of opposing forces is also an important part of my work. Bold color is set against muted, geometric forms mix with organic, and pattern and texture play off of smooth color fields. These are variables that I mix and layer in multiple stages until a resonant image is formed.

The many layers in each piece speak to both the history of the painting’s creation, as well to the idea of the hidden parts of ourselves that we conceal and reveal in time. I know a painting is complete when it has become its own separate entity, one with a sense of dignity and self.