Carla Aurich

Artist Statment

Artist Statement, 2009

 

Color is always the starting point in my painting process.  The idea of one color and it's offspring or the dance between two colors in relationship.  My process is intuitive and analytical as I build and scrap and alter hue, value and intensity to arrive at the desired combination.  Composition is informed by structures which are built within the picture plane containing and obscuring light and color.

This weaving together of interior and exterior space references architecture, building blocks and quilt patterns.  The use of the diagonal in these compositions creates a spacial movement upward and inward.  My work is rooted in the language of abstraction and pays homage to the early modernist and color field painters.  It is the duality of nature and structure, separation and connectedness that I choose to explore in these paintings.

 

oil and acrylic on linen, 24" x 24", 2014
Montrose Pyramid
oil and acrylic on linen, 24" x 24", 2014
oil, acrylic, and sumi ink on linen, 24" x 24", 2014
Seaside Pyramids
oil, acrylic, and sumi ink on linen, 24" x 24", 2014
oil and sumi ink on linen, 24" x 24", 2014
Pinwheel Pyramids
oil and sumi ink on linen, 24" x 24", 2014

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