About This Piece
Kathryn Arnold’s paintings feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise and complement art history. Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, she creates intense personal moments masterfully created through rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer into an internally comprehensible narrative through spaces, fields of color and interpretive markings. Space becomes intuitive aesthetic power. This work is one from her Small Works series.
Artist Statement: Kathryn Arnold
The paintings are a result of intuitive nonobjective processes and contain my search for visual "magic". The sense of touch and chaotic energy of color and marks play an important role in building up layers that function to create and encompassing, enveloping field and bewildering space. The grid at times becomes a reference point and the intrinsic relating of parts form poetry; an interplay between subjective and objective realities.
*"2.Any mysterious, seemingly inexplicable power or influence; as, the "magic" of love." (webster)