Suzanne Laura Kammin

In my paintings, using the vernacular of 1970’s era design and electronica, I explore ideas of home, belonging and connectedness.  Using a variety of processes, I juxtapose hard edges with more gestural passages, creating works that are both sleek and forgiving.  A mixture of the humane and technological, these abstract paintings can be read as blueprints of a longed-for utopian future.  

 

The materiality of the painted surface has always been a source of challenge and fascination for me.  In my recent paintings, I balance various painted elements - line, shape, color - and use additive and reductive painting techniques to create a sense of wholeness and harmony.  Using an array of tools and techniques, I contrast smooth, minimal shapes of pure color against distressed and improvisatory painted passages to create a sense of expansiveness, magic and mystery.