Abby Robinson

Region: MFA Annual

I make paintings, drawings, and sculptures that explore formal questions of space, color, form, and line in informal and playful ways by using diverse materials. My abstract visual language often includes organizing conventions—such as nets, webs, and grids—and more spontaneously emerging forms and marks. In these paintings, I start with a delicate, carefully constructed surface before an inherent geometry emerges that gets played with and interrupted as I populate the painting. Delicate, organized gestures live together with detritus, ultimately arriving at a place of tension and harmony. As I’m working, I often think about what conditions create a more free and imaginative space.