Erina Shibata

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: New York, NY

I make paintings using a vocabulary of abstract forms. Floating shapes disperse across the surface. They cluster in corners or fall off edges, denying gravity and altering perspective.

I often find myself shifting between clarity and confusion in the painted space, and I search for an arrangement of forms that feels whole. I think about the dialectic relationships of stability and instability, control and gesture, structure and chaos, and through my work hope to give recognition to the fleeting moments I see.