Diana Delgado‘s paintings are bold, colourful and full of pattern play shifting as they do between abstraction and imagery we can all recognise. In short they’re about painting and the canvas – the history of its marks and gestures. Many of her themes devolve from personal narratives, fashion and humour, her materials wide and varied.
Here’s what she has to say about her work:
My studio practice is rooted in a love of painting and an exploration of the medium. While color is a driving force behind decisions made on the canvas, raw gesture, geometric shapes/forms and pattern play important roles. Representational elements and seemingly unstable architectural structures exist within the abstract atmospheres. Fun, attractive and visually crowded on the surface, ultimately I hope that substance beyond process be discovered and a continued interest to look result. Reoccurring themes in the large-scale canvases are personal narrative, glam, fashion and the embracing of frivolity.
You can see Diana Delgado’s paintings until 27th October at The Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Avenue (at 25th St.), New York.
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