Erin Parish + Liliana Salazar
Collaborating Artist: Erin Parish >> @erinparishartist
Medium: Oil paint
Fashion Designer: Liliana Salazar
Design: Reversible cape
"I work in layers. I begin with a layer of chaos and create order atop it. Comprised of geometric forms, usually circles, these give the illusion of depth.
To further push the semblance of deep space, I employ epoxy resin between layers of geometric shapes. I add raw pigment to the resin to tint it to the desired opacity or transparency. This is repeated as many times as necessary. Each successive layer creates the rhythm of the painting.
I like to make the work really subtle. Collectors come back to me after years and tell me they are still discovering new aspects of their painting. This is especially true as they are made to be seen in a variety of lighting. The light of the morning hitting the painting will give you one painting, while the light a home at night will reveal other aspects. The usage of iridescent pigments sparkle and shine in one light, but will appear as a solid color in another.
In some cases, I use encaustic to further build the surface. In the end, each layer is like a part of an orchestra, simple in themselves but part of a complex whole. I like to think of it as a process which leads to "atmospheric abstraction."
- Percentage of sale will be donated to RISE UP Gallery, a 100% volunteer-run non-profit corporation which has been awarded numerous accolades for its programs that provide therapeutic art workshops to the disabled and the community, as well as curate pop up exhibits for local artists in Miami.
- Alterations can be made, additional fee may apply.
- Client will work directly with designer to create a solution for fit.