Intrigue (Outrage) (gouache, ink, acrylic, and orthodontic rubber bands on stretched canvas, 2012)
“My art is the result of my psychological expulsion, featuring whatever paint, water, salt, and other obscure nearby materials end up getting involved in the process. Each painting is a self-portrait, a slow-exposure snapshot of my evolution among various states of mind. The work is at once an exploration of the contents of my psyche and the nature of aesthetics as I watch each form develop in reaction to the emotion I transfer to it. I’m awed and inspired by the way a painting creates itself. The way I work and the materials I work with facilitate a very fluid, unpredictable process that I’m really only partly in control of; in the end I make it my goal to highlight the designs that somehow emerge from my arbitrary and purely expressive movements. With every painting I start, I feel lost; I can never remember a process to use, a set of guidelines to follow. It’s different every time, and I hope for my paintings to express to the viewer a sense of the experience I had in creating it and that they may connect with my work- and, consequently, my self- on an emotional level.” - Meris Catherine Drew. Learn more about the artist here.
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