By Cynthia Giron
I work in an automatic or intuitive way adding and subtracting until I find the end I wish to see. I enjoy experimenting with different types of mark making: markers, spray paint, ink stains etc. Sometimes in my experimentations I find wonderful accidents from which are built upon; but I try not to let any one mark become too precious. I enjoy my work being playful imperfect and energetic. I favor working on larger sizes because it facilitates the physicality of larger marks while also giving me room to develop smaller refined areas. My interest in mark making drives me to try and resolve how marks are more than just a dot or a line, how together they can make mass or space and how color also influences how mark or area is perceived.
by Cynthia Giron
" -Color psychology is the one of guiding factors in my work; Color Psychology is the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior. Color influences our perceptions in ways that are not obvious to us, we form relationships with colors based on our sex, cultural background, and ethnicity amongst other factors. I am Interested in the way that certain colors have specific meanings, and how with colors I can form a new vocabulary to express certain emotions. I create meaning surrounding how certain colors are aligned to my personal color psychology."
By Elodie Richards
Elodie depicts visions of her life journal, memories of places, people, objects, events, in her own way. Her China ink works and photography are often first versions of later paintings. Her landscapes and characters reflect her connection (spiritual) to Nature, to the land, and per extension the land of her ancestors, back in France and Poland. (The country where each artwork was created is always specified). There is also an intentionally naive approach of the human figure in a sophisticated society. Experimenting with the rejection of conventional representation of people, the wide range of possibilities of interpretation of monochrome paintings is arguably why the monochrome is so engaging to Elodie. White lines create a sort of aura, immortalizing her memory.