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EMILY DUNN

EMILY DUNN

Artist Work

City Rib
6/12
Acrylic on Canvas
54" x 21"
accumulation #2
2/12
Oil based monotype on paper
30" by 24"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My work is an exploration of paint and abstraction using my surroundings and experiences for inspiration. I work on raw canvas building up the surface through a series of layers ranging from thin washes to thick palette knife application trying to capture a balance between the two extremes. The paint itself is part of what has drawn me to painting as the medium itself influences creative decisions allowing for a push in pull that I find necessary to create art. My subject matter is driven by my surroundings and my interactions with them. For the past few years I have been most interested in city structure. I have been working to simplify and create an emotional response to the ideas that interest me most about cities; growth, disrepair, and revitalization.