Size: 20"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Through color and process I create abstract expressionist landscape paintings and drawings with chalk pastels on paper and oil paint on canvas. The work varies in gesture, color, and texture based on the size and approach to each piece. Many of the paintings/drawings involve a mixture of highly saturated colors. The color helps me move through the piece and is therefore a consequence of process. The directness of my hand is more apparent in some of the work, yet all of the paintings deal with impulse and pace. The landscape like spaces move between reference and abstraction; which relates the impulse and context in which these paintings are imagined and realized.
Creating spaces through landscapes serves as a means of translation from the eye, to the brain, to the hand; which allows the audience to move beyond simply comprehending the act of painting/drawing to experiencing the power of process.
Gabby Madden is a visual artist living and working in New York City. She recently completed her BFA in Fine Arts at Parsons the New School for Design. Madden works with oil paint on canvas as well as acrylic and pastel on paper to create large-scale paintings. The work addresses painting as a means of translation from the body and mind to the hand, moving beyond simply comprehending the act of painting to experiencing process. Recently, she has shown in the exhibitions Process:Concept and Creative Cloud II. Her work has been shown as a part of Greenpoint Open Studios and the NRM Gallery.