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Maryann Musacchio

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artist's biography

As an artist I am exploring both the tangible and intangible elements that create an emotional response to the canvas. The imagery I create combines organic forms within an ephemeral figurative or landscape referent. What initially appears to be a recognizable object from a distance may dissolve upon closer examination. A multitude of layered paint and mixed media gradually form as a result of both spontaneously generated and thoughtfully controlled placement. By building depth and textual quality I wish to invite the viewer into an inspection of textures and color. Some areas of the canvas are fully saturated in color while others are left more transparent, to reveal earlier stages of the painting’s evolution. The resulting composition is an attempt to visualize how I experience this invisible part of our world.

My approach to painting is not a carefully constructed plan, but instead by choosing the medium as a guide, I am able to feel immersed in the energy of the process rather than the objective of seeking a specific result. This is not to say that my work is without intention. My purpose is to communicate to the viewer with abstract forms the relationship between the visible world and the invisible experience of energy and how it is organized. I allow the canvas to function as the interpreter of an internal world. Through painting I am able to explore a growing fascination of the dynamics within the human experience. Part of the beauty within abstract painting is an intuitive perception of forms and color, I see a similarity in the way people relate to one another; the quality or shape of energy generated is also changed by their emotional perceptions.