The Prevailer, 2011, oil on panel, 38″ x 34″
An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Ashlynn Browning.
Ashlynn Browning lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Mathemetical Pursuits, 2012, oil on panel, 36″ x 32″
2002 MFA- Painting and Printmaking, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2000 BA- Studio Art, English, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Jumping Off Point, 2013, oil on panel, 44″ x 40″
“The impetus for my work is a combination of autobiography and exploring the process of painting. In my current series, I’m interested in creating a hybrid of geometric forms and intuitive process. Many of these paintings I read as “places” and even still-lifes. In others, geometric forms – some precarious and toppling, some bold and assured – are stand-ins for figures, each with its own body language, mood and narrative.Experimenting with the idea of opposing forces is a large factor in this series. Bold color against muted, geometric forms mixing with organic, painterly texture against flat areas, pattern against color field – these are variables that I mix, layer and wipe away in multiple stages until a resonant image is formed.Drawing inspiration from artists such as Philip Guston, Thomas Nozkowski, and Amy Sillman, I find this tug of war between representation and abstraction to be endlessly intriguing.” AB
Rocking The Boat, 2013, oil on panel, 44″ x 40″
Other material relating to Ashlynn Browning.
Artist website: ashlynnbrowning.com
Artist blog: ashlynnbrowning.blogspot.ca
Just Another Painter: Ashlynn Browning
ArtSlant: Ashlynn Browning
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