Between Psyche and Reality: An Investigation of Contemporary Landscape

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Stiles, Shanna
Contemporary art; Contemporary landscape; Landscape; Landscape painting; Sublime; Art and Design
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This body of work explores the emotional aspects of my life through the metaphor of landscape. It is a contemplation of the genre of landscape in the contemporary art dialog. By exploring the materiality of paint and the physicality of working large I discovered the question of contemporary relevancy is no longer my primary reason for this investigation. My growth as an artist has come from exploring historical and contemporary influences and how they have affected my processes and visual aesthetic. Thus, a large series of work has emerged from an unexplainable desire to connect and share the crucial moments of my life through paint.