ARTIST STATEMENT

I am an abstract mixed-media artist working in acrylics after years of working in wood, fabric and other materials. Heavily influenced by my explorations of long-abandoned buildings, and the colors of the city, my pieces are tactile and conjure stages of renewal and of decay.

Nothing is static and each painting experiences its own life cycle before reaching its completion. In each piece, I try to evoke a sense of ‘what was’ or what might have been and let the viewer write the rest of the story. 

As a former graphic designer, typography plays a significant role in much of my work.  Whether English language characters, cursive hand lettering, or foreign alphabets, text is visible or hidden under layers to be discovered upon further examination. Each piece has its own direction - I merely follow.

You can also find me on Facebook at Ellen Kantro Art and on Instagram at ellenkantroart.

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