ARTIST STATEMENT - SALLI BABBITT 2017
I layer color as the process of visual interest. My images rely on lacquered luminosity for their primary vehicle of expression. They offer more iridescent expression through depth of color and layering the paint while exploring my response.
Highly sensual in nature, the larger abstract patterns of color assimilate to a luminous chroma. My abstract expressionist roots reveal a figurative language that discloses what was formerly unknown. A sustained view draws you in to the paintings' visual properties of the natural and supernatural worlds. The canvas opens up to reveal spontaneous, physical, and spiritual layers. Fresh hues, glazes,and tactile layers build upon each other, increasing the intensity of my illuminated palette.
The technique is apparent in how each painting is capable of standing on its own merits, and yet, they comprise a singular vision of luminosity. These are interactive and delicious paintings that should be explored and savored by the viewer.
For more information and registration forms, check out http://www.sallibabbitt.com/art-classes!
I am currently showing my work through Mecox in Highland Village, AlysonJon in WestU/South Hampton, and my studio at The Silos Studios #123 in Houston, Tx. My Silos studio (#123) is open to the public the second Saturday of every month from 2 to 5 pm. Please check Salli Babbitt Art on FB page for more art events from Salli.
Commissions welcomed. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org