Julie Karabenick

#36, 2014 acrylic on wood panel, 26 x 26 in., 2014

#36, 2014

acrylic on wood panel, 26 x 26 in., 2014

#35, 2014 acrylic on wood panel, 26 x 26 in., 2014

#35, 2014

acrylic on wood panel, 26 x 26 in., 2014

I have long been fascinated by the expressive power of simple geometric shapes.  These immutable forms are known to us on a deep level. As such, they are richly evocative. In non-objective art they can function as familiar signposts that ease our passage into novel visual terrain. For years I worked exclusively with squares and rectangles organized by an underlying grid. My new work incorporates diagonal lines and shapes. These diagonals greatly heighten the energy and tension among colors and forms and enhance the sense of depth in my work. I enjoy pitting flatness against implied depth and creating multiple spatial ambiguities. I strive for highly asymmetrical balance in my work that offers viewers multiple readings.

www.juliekarabenick.com

#22, 2013 Acrylic on wood panel, 26 x 26 in., 2013

#22, 2013

Acrylic on wood panel, 26 x 26 in., 2013

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