Ashlynn Browning statement

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My work contains a hybrid of geometric and organic forms created through an intuitive painting process.

The forms in the paintings often function as stand-ins for figures, each one exhibiting its own personality and implied psychological narrative. Some of the forms are vulnerable and contemplative. Others are headstrong and daring, their dynamic postures barely contained within the panel’s parameters.

Experimenting with the tension between opposing forces is another 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 add and subtract repeatedly through a lengthy process until the form comes into itself as a separate and complete entity.

The many layers in the paintings speak not only to the history of their creation, but also to the concealed parts of ourselves that we hold back. Windows into under layers reveal hidden depths and untold stories. Each form in the painting is a veiled spirit that gives hints at its true nature, while simultaneously masking or obscuring parts of the puzzle.