EMMANUELLE AUZIAS | United States
I use painting to explore and express my innermost self. Layering acrylic paint and mixed media, I create a balance between the quiet and the chaotic. This creates contrast in the frame as the work oscillates from moments of intensity to empty space. Like a person’s shifting moods throughout the day, I go from one extreme to the other, finding solace in the absence of noise.
With a background in psychology and art therapy, I tap into my unconscious for all to see, forging an open relationship between myself and the viewer. As I slowly build up my materials onto the canvas, I carve out secret paths to my inner world, leaving clues for the viewer to unravel. I use color, line, and shape to reveal the parts of myself that are less conducive to language, thus asking the viewer to read between the lines. Less about the destination and more of a journal of my emotions, I push the boundaries of abstract art, finding the personal in the non-representational.