The New York Studio School shares the sixth of our rotating MFA Thesis Exhibitions, with MFA graduates Anne-Sophie H. Plume & Lorena Velez, curated by Graham Nickson & Karen Wilkin, on view in our Main Gallery by Appointment, December 1-6, 2020.
Anne-Sophie H. Plume writes "I paint exclusively from life and perception. My canvas is the outcome of the investigation of my own experience of reality. In the last two years I have been deeply and only interested in painting people. While I was locked down into a new place, due to Covid-19, I found myself alone and isolated. I started painting the stacks of canned food I brought with me which were my only belongings in this place, and my practice shifted to still lives of canned food until now."
Lorena Velez writes "I enjoy painting from imagination through an intuitive process. I am searching for textures, colors and shapes that evoke the elements I find in nature that inspire me to create. I am impressed by the physicality of paint and by the surprises I can discover when combining acrylic with other materials. I navigate between abstraction and figuration, composing and decomposing images, trying constantly to find a certain balance that seems right to me."