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Diane Rosen                                                       Gay Malin                                        

An aesthetic of contingency shapes my work. Although figure compositions are grounded in realism, they inhabit ambiguous zones beyond the logical or familiar. Spattered and poured paint weave random "noise" into representational elements, disrupting expectations and engaging dynamic tension between control and accident, text and subtext, narrative order and chaos. The more unpredictable the forces at play, the more abundant the possibilities.

I have focused my creative energies delving into the questions of our human existence, our ways of experiencing our world and our place in it. The way we take in information about our surroundings, about our selves: how we perceive all this through the our limited senses and our interactions are all inspiration for my creative output. These ideas are fluid and change with age, new scientific discoveries and theories and our own limited understanding of what it means to inhabit our bodies and interact with others.

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