Alison Curtis

These  paintings  explore  the  boundary line between landscape  and abstraction, and amalgamate  the two categories to create spaces that are neither interior nor exterior.  I  juxtapose naturalistic elements with geometric, pixel-like shapes, examining how we understand the world around us in the midst of an overwhelming amount of information.  My  heavy-handed layering lends itself to the idea of feeling overwhelmed.  

  

Recently, I have  been exploring the  process of applying paint with the aid of tape, which allows me to get clean lines and  rigid  shapes. This also means  that I  do not see how each layer will  react to the previous ones until I remove the tape. This forces  me to relinquish  control, and rely heavily on the process to produce patterns.  I displace these  patterns with  biomorphic  shapes containing changes in color, scale, and/or orientation.   

  

Despite  alluding to  geographical iconography such as  trees,  rivers, and rocks,  I do not consider myself a landscape painter. Rather, I am  an artist exploring human perception, and the roles  that colour  and form play in tricking the eye, and fragmenting space.  

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Forage

Acrylic on Canvas

2020

72" x 60"

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From left to right

Perennial

Acrylic on Canvas

2021

66" x 42"

Chasm

Acrylic on Canvas

2021

66" x 42"

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From left to right

Billowing

Acrylic on Canvas

2021

66" x 42"

Through the Trees

Acrylic on Canvas

2021

66" x 42"

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Wade

Acrylic on Canvas

2020

48" x 60"

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From left to right

Clear Cut

Acrylic on Canvas

2021

66" x 42"

Drench

Acrylic on Canvas

2021

66" x 42"

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From left to right

Floe

Acrylic on Canvas

2021

66" x 42"

Sustain

Acrylic on Canvas

2021

66" x 42"

Contact

alisoncurtis.com

alisonlauracurtis@gmail.com