C.C. Ann Chen

Region: Midwest

My work centers on the experience of moving through physical spaces while acknowledging their psychological effect. Within this broad concept of space, my interests encompass the characteristics of urban and natural environments, observing the constant flux of each. Recent works focus on universal events in the natural landscape; I am fascinated by how the place is a constantly regenerated image, and document these shifts through photography. Out of this index of images, I create paintings and drawings that are a compilation of these observations, generated from memory. Temporal changes are presented as a still moment, exploring the ephemeral through its opposite. The images view the experience from a fixed point, attempting to isolate the impermanent in a static image. The result transforms the place to a more subjective, abstract experience, but retains its recognizable characteristics in the real physical world.