Category Painting

SOFIA PASHAEI

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? SP: I aim to create quiet paintings portraying artificial moments and surrealistic films emphasizing the absurdity of our modern day life.  CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from? SP: Through everyday observations and visual displays […]

ARMANDO MELENDEZ

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? AM: My artwork style could be categorized as abstract expressionism. CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from? AM: Quoting Picasso, there’s no such thing as inspiration, but hours and hours in front of the canvas, […]

ILENIA MADELAIRE

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? IM: My artwork is figurative painting. The style ranges from a cartoonish rendition, to representational. I aim to create narratives of a non-sequitur, absurdist nature, that often infuses humor with horror, to create unsettling images.  CH.89: […]

KIMBERLY BALLA

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? KB: I developed my signature chemical process of painting during my BFA year at Western Washington University in 2013. The process was discovered by happy accident after long hours of experimentation. I manipulate this found chemical […]

JEN NOONE

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? JN: I would describe my work as material-based contemporary abstraction inspired by consumer culture. CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from? JN: I draw inspiration from my experience of living life in this body. More […]

BENJAMIN WEAVER

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why?BW: I categorize my work as Geometric Spatial Abstraction. I use sets of nonorganic geometric elements to illustrate theoretical spatial and relationships between forms. The forms are often incomplete and the completion of the forms give potential […]

DANIELLE NILSEN

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? DN: I would describe my work as colorful, playful, shape-based abstraction. Color is my number one love, but I’m also very drawn to shape, line, texture, pattern, and repetition. I make collages, paintings, and fabric pieces […]

HELEN BOOTH

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? HB: My work is abstract and firmly rooted in my personal response to the landscape. I work with a very limited palette and I build up and strip back layers to create paintings that often have […]

ALEK BELANGER

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? AB: My work is abstract with elements of expressionism. I’ve always loved the mysterious element in abstract art. You’re forced to open your mind to thousands of interpretation when dealing with the world of abstract. AB: […]

DANIELA PROKOPETZ

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why?  DP: It is rough and elegant at the same time – with a touch of playfulness. ​And I like to equip a work with something that makes it special and unique. I appreciate old frames and […]