Sari Maxfield

Gallery Affiliations: ARC Gallery

Region: Midwest

My paintings are influenced by art history, cinema and found images from a wide variety of sources. My creative process is rather intuitive: things I see, experience or read about trigger visual recollections. These in turn, filter into new associations and result in reconstructed images, which make a different kind of sense. The moods in my paintings are often highly theatrical. Manifestations of sentiment, nostalgia and tensions between beauty and decay are re-occurring themes that run through my work.

Mylar presents a translucent surface, a non-space where the human figure becomes illusive. The liquid quality of the ink allows for organic blotches as well as controlled marks. These material temperaments stand as visual metaphors for the tangles and dichotomies of life.