Amy Mayfield

Gallery Affiliations: Zolla/Lieberman Gallery

Region: Midwest

Exuding impulsive energy, my paintings are made in a highly intuitive idiosyncratic manner. With obscure darkness working just beneath the surface, these mad saturated surreal color field-like experiments permeate bearded membranes, encrypted anthropomorphic mythical creatures, and biomorphic poisonous blossoms.

I consider the scenes subliminal landscapes. They are created with excruciatingly seductive, lecherous, saturated colors of paint that look, at times, as though they might ooze off the surface. These amoeba-like pours are juxtaposed with intricate thin black lines similar to ornamental filigree that whisper fragility. Trips become characters that play out feelings of fear and greed as well as ecstasy and joy. Decadent and detailed micro and macro worlds spring from my personal encrypted consciousness that defuses rhythm, flowering complexities, and deathly hollowing disturbances.

Derived from vernacular of the craft movement these patterned expansive fields are filled with patchwork quilts, poured germ-like charms, and prickly slurping sludge. The abstract content fuses non-linear narrated with the language of paint itself.