*the very sexy marks of Sarah van Sloten

Fine Art

Shout out to my girl SARAH! I miss witnessing this girl single-handedly obliterate an entire domestic space with her signature mark-making… For me, this stuff lies in some delectably murky territory between absurdist theatre and abstract expressionist painting. Strange affirmations laden with text cut thru with razor sharp delineations of color. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.. I really really really want to wear everything SvS makes as prints on garments. I will never cease to be taken in by the dopey and monotonous yet eerily relatable and confused dialogues in the drawings which always teeter on being freakishly dark yet familiar and charming all at once. Damn I love yo shit, Sarah!

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*new drawings: Pattern and Pictorial space — A new frontier

Fine Art

Now that my studio is bound to a section of the living room, drawing has won out slightly over the constructing of objects. Although I’ve got some hopeful little sculpees brewing on the back burner!
Drawing has been a wonderful friend to indulge in over the last little while due to its accessibility and transportability.
I used to prohibit myself from creating drawn depictions of objects that included pattern or color-fields/backgrounds because of the liability of ‘over-design‘ or trite embellishment.
However, over the summer I kept being beckoned by textiles. I was positively charmed by them and found them to the be the ultimate inspiration for the formation of my new sculptural ideas. It wasn’t primarily the textile surface textures that alluded me, but the way that the pictorial patterns impacted the three-dimensional objects on which they resided.
This idea is wrapped up in some new visions I have for future sculptures. I’m super excited to finish building the armatures so that I can explore pattern three-dimensionally and learn how it subverts form. In the mean time, here’s a little bit of where my mind has been lately.

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