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Karin Waskiewicz

American, b. 1988

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Karin Waskiewicz

American, b. 1988

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“By placing my focus on the depth and physicality of materials commonly viewed as two-dimensional, I combine cross-disciplinary practices to create a new way of seeing,” Karin Waskiewicz says. The signature practice for which she is known—acrylic paint thickly layered and then carved away to reveal organic shapes evocative of formations from the natural world—evolved from earlier hyper-realistic paintings concerned with depth and space. “Every mark is a reaction to the shape, placement, and color of the previous marks made,” she describes. The result is often colorful organic patterns, such as those in Collective Behavior (2011), which features hundreds of small, imperfect circles clustered in sprawling groups on a midnight blue background—an exploration of animal group behavior, in which Waskiewicz professes an interest.

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“By placing my focus on the depth and physicality of materials commonly viewed as two-dimensional, I combine cross-disciplinary practices to create a new way of seeing,” Karin Waskiewicz says. The signature practice for which she is known—acrylic paint thickly layered and then carved away to reveal organic shapes evocative of formations from the natural world—evolved from earlier hyper-realistic paintings concerned with depth and space. “Every mark is a reaction to the shape, placement, and color of the previous marks made,” she describes. The result is often colorful organic patterns, such as those in Collective Behavior (2011), which features hundreds of small, imperfect circles clustered in sprawling groups on a midnight blue background—an exploration of animal group behavior, in which Waskiewicz professes an interest.

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