Susan English: Decision-making In Her Studio

Playing with composition options
June 4, 2022
Susan English has developed a process of pouring layers of tinted polymer on panel that has expanded the breadth of what she can achieve with color and surface in her abstract works.  After pouring the tinted polymer, she manipulates the panel so the paint collects or cracks. The variations on the surface and the quality of the color are the result of a delicate and flexible relationship between control and accident.

Susan assembles the poured panels into specifically calibrated horizontal or vertical sequences, creating a narrative of color, space, and light. The surfaces range from dull to glossy, either absorbing or reflecting the light, existing always in relationship to the light in the room and the position of the viewer.