Laurel Sucsy

Region: South


City / State: Memphis, TN

I pay attention to the weight of color, to its material feel, to patches of pigment. The work is characterized by rhythmic arrangements of these patches. Layering creates depth and distance not through perspective but through accumulation of materials and textures. Incongruous color combinations—delicate, faded, or vibrant— oscillate. In painting, I am focused on the under-recognized haptic pleasures of perception. For me, painting is about holding time, delineating consciousness by spending moments looking. Transitions, where and how things meet, become a way of giving form to relationships otherwise invisible. More often than not, the work captures a shifting, unsettled, ongoing process.