IVY DACHMAN

ARTIST'S STATEMENT
I use paint in a variety of ways: semitransparent, opaque, gestural and flat. Over time layers of interacting colors and form are set into play through scraping and over painting to create organic and architectural forms. When I paint I imagine the shapes to possess distinct personalities, which in turn become tools for working. I put into play several methods of paint application and removal in order to set up unanticipated relationships. Each painting is built - or evolves - element by element. It is a search for the meaningful mark, the aleatory impression, the revelatory mistake. And the end result cannot be preconceived.

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