Zoe McGuire

Region: MFA Annual

Website: https://www.zoelmcguire.com/

City / State: Brooklyn, NY

I am absorbed in the creation of a fantasy world that unifies external and internal landscapes. Trees, mountains, skies, and bodies of water are arranged architecturally alongside glowing spherical forms I see as celestial bodies or musical notes. Over the years, recurring shapes in nature, art historical treatments of landscape, and synesthetic visual experiences have been absorbed and catalogued. I also spend time investigating religious art across epochs and cultures, borrowing compositional elements to represent nature’s inherent spirituality. Now, forms emerge intuitively on canvas to fit the emotive, musical, and conceptual needs of a painting.