Charlotte Smith

Artist's Statement

Painting and making art is a meditative activity for me. Some of these repetitive painting processes include dripping, blowing, layering and piling. Many pieces combine all of these techniques. Playing with paint and other materials is more interesting to me than creating images. My recent paintings and installations continue my exploration of materials, shapes and painting processes. Paint drops stack up and form complex piles and rhythms. These pieces are a new and strange form of abstract pointillism. The strangeness and density of the stacked dots intentionally draw in the viewer. These new pieces are purposefully obsessive. The stacks of paint dots in the installation pieces spill off the wall and become sculpture. They don’t just push the boundaries between painting and sculpture; they eliminate them.

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