Artist Spotlight: Cory Sellers

SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition
January 19 – February 23, 2017

Each Monday and Wednesday during the SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition, we will feature one of the exhibiting art instructors, including their artist statement and images of their works.

Statement
December Paintings 2016
My work deals a lot with the investigation of space. I am greatly interested in pictorial drama and illusionism within that space. Not always real, this is a contradiction which adds to the complexity of the painting. The space that the forms live in have a certain feel of solitude, which I believe goes along with the mystery. I am also interested in the decision process of the composition and why each mark is next to another as well as the speed, slow or fast, of the other mark-making that is taking place. There are several things I use to create depth in the paintings, color and contrasting values, but the variety of mark-making and placement has been my recent interest. My December Paintings have been a refinement in my work as I have eliminated the figure with ambitions to improve my abstractions.

Works
Farewell, 2016
12” x 9”
acrylic on canvas

 

Easy Does It, 2016
12” x 9”
acrylic on canvas

Painting, December 6th 2016, 2016
20” x 15”
acrylic, spray paint on canvas

Refine, 2016
20” x 15”
acrylic on canvas

Icebreaker, 2016
14” x 11”
acrylic on canvas

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Sellers’ “Icebreaker,” “Farewell,” and “Easy Does It” (left to right)

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Sellers’ “December 6th 2016”

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Sellers’ “December 6th 2016” (left) and “Refine” (right)

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