Ashlynn Browning

Region: South


City / State: Raleigh, NC

My work merges geometric forms with an intuitive, everchanging process. Some of my paintings read as “places,” of both a geographic and psychological nature. In others, geometric forms function as stand-ins for figures. These figures range from precarious and toppling to bold and assured. Each possesses an individual personality, mood, and implied narrative.

Most recently, I have become interested in stacking forms and exploring the relationships between them. Hexagons and webs are partially buried beneath chunkier forms that play with weight and architecture.

The many layers in each piece speak to both the history of the painting’s creation and to the hidden parts of ourselves that we conceal and reveal over time. I know a painting is complete when it has become a separate entity, one with a sense of dignity and self.