Artist Statementthrough 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.
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.