Diane Christiansen

Gallery Affiliations: Kasia Kay Gallery, Pierogi Gallery

Region: Midwest

Website: http://christiansenstudio.com/index.html

City / State: Chicago, IL

Drawing is my primary navigational tool. From there, I’m able to paint, animate, and collaborate with others. My paintings, constructed on plaster supports, involve sanding away and layering paint in ways that can create uncontrollable ghosts. I work back and forth—adding, manipulating, and subtracting— allowing a dance between representation and abstraction and ultimately providing a surface on which to work through issues of relationships, attachment, emptiness, and a constant need for space.