Georgia Elrod

Region: Northeast

 Stemming from observation and memory, the imagery in my work is initially cultivated through many gouache and mixed media works on paper. The forms are cumulative and often unpredictable; their meanings are open-ended. I am translating subconscious imagery into paintings that become most potent when they are least explainable.

My recent work began with a desire to interpret bodily function and experience, to question and understand our ungraspable insides. Positing physical identity as a kind of living abstraction, the imagery can be both known and unidentifiable. The body is a temporary architecture that is composed of ideas. By letting go of anatomical rules, the works are like poetic spaces. I’m interested in suggestive imagery and the simultaneity of forms. Through painting, expectations of functionality and fragility literally become marks, colors, drawing.