Kathryn Neale

Region: Midwest

Website: http://www.kjnstudio.com

City / State: Ballwin, MO

In my current work, I attempt to reinterpret the landscape painting by combining formal abstraction with graphic aesthetics. The balance between control and spontaneity, as well as the formal and casual application of paint is something that I want to explore. The basic framework allows color and color fields trap the gestural strokes, harnessing the amount of energy that is released upon the canvas. I am continually interested in the attention that is created between the painted organic forms and color contrast with the cut vinyl and drawing. This technique allows me to accentuate the transition towards a collage type process, which become reminiscent of working in modern computer design programs. My work is abrupt, but thoughtful, trying to create an environment both hot and cold, making impulsive decisions in the heat of the moment, while being driven by in all-encompassing desire for structure.