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Dalya Bain

Dalya Bain

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Artist Work

cool within the warm
2020
watercolor on paper
18 x 24 in.
composition in purple and orange
2020
watercolor on paper
18 x 24 in.
a touch of brown
2020
watercolor on paper
18 x 24 in.
muddy waters crashing
2020
watercolor on paper
11 x 15 in.
sunset lake
2020
watercolor on paper
11 x 15 in.
a divided nature
2020
watercolor on paper
11 x 15 in.

Artist Information

County
Calvert County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

through the use of line, shape, and color, i make paintings that act as a form of meditation. i have sought to focus on the way my mind navigates the various anxieties that attack it. the use of line - specifically the curve - provides a sensual pleasure. the motion of my hand as i create these contours is similar to the act of one’s finger moving across the soft surface of one another’s skin. the shapes formed through the combination of lines and colors are biomorphic as it is nearly impossible to use a curve within an abstract work and not find some representation of a figure or object. the colors are used for pleasure. i believe that all colors can be used with one another, otherwise they would not be on the spectrum. my understanding of color theory allows me to experiment and play with different color combinations. this acts as an additional form of sensual pleasure as i appeal to the viewer’s eye, inciting them to look at colors differently. my work is a way for viewers to escape the reality of the world - the terrors and injustices that invade it and those who contribute to such.

Artist Bio

dalya bain (american, b. huntingtown, md 1996) received her ba in studio art and art history from the university of maryland college park (2018). she is currently working on her mfa (painting and drawing) at the pratt institute in brooklyn, ny.