Diana Delgado

Artist Statement

My hope is for the paintings to feel intimate and personal, despite their larger scale, and for substance beyond process to be discovered. These are paintings about painting that shift from described forms and recognizable imagery to abstract gesture and painted pattern. My work is as much about the simplicity of raw gesture and color as it is about pulling objects, interiors and animals from those gestures. Using free association I am able to bring forth the whimsical, funny or "in-between" places that can exist in a work of art. My intention is for the emotional quality of the medium to shine. Each painting takes on makes states, becoming heavily layered. I allow for some of that history to peek through the painting in its final, completed state. Reoccurring themes include personal narrative, fashion and the embracing of frivolity.



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