Craig Deppen Auge

Region: Midwest


City / State: Kansas City , MO

 In my work I explore relationships: the relationship between material, shape, color, gesture, and mark-making. Collage, craft, sculpture, and design merge. These formal experiments potentially speak to relationships between aspects of self, each other, and what we call reality. My job is to activate the materials of memory, divining new runes and visual emergency response. Maximalist tendencies and minimalist desires are strategically negotiated with each action. I seek out the tension between blithe rhythms and decay, connected to a vague lineage of queered and coded abstract language. Visual poems point to the in-between spaces and places, and what is learned there.