MADELINE GARRETT

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After painting for almost 20 years, I find that my process has evolved into a “reductionist” approach by building up complicated layers, writing & inscribing, mark making, and then slowly ‘reducing’ the extraneous to get to the final surface with intentionally awkward beauty. My paintings embrace a delicate balance between control and free-flow, allowing the story to unfold while editing the surface until only the most important essence remains.

My recent work is influenced by walls and ancient eroded surfaces, a shell containing history in the present, as a means of reconciliation between what is there and what once was. The remaining wall is utterly beautiful and contains what I would call a “perfect imperfection”.

My hope is to give the viewer a certain visual solace and space for contemplation in today’s busy world.