Inspired by nature and organic form, artist, Alex Brown, has stepped out of her comfort zone by creating her new art series of abstract painting. Formerly, creating large-scale, black and white, surrealistic drawings, Alex found her new series both challenging and rewarding. Allowing the paint to flow naturally on the canvas, the new pieces capture spontaneous color and composition.
My dad gave me a camera when I was in the 4th grade. Since then I couldn't stop snapping photos. My specialty is photographing people and children as I see beauty in everyone. I love capturing the in between moments when people think the camera is not shooting. It's my unique way to capture true emotion.
As a graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts’ Transmedia Department, Stefani is an inter-disciplinary artist with formal training in both digital and fine arts techniques. Her interests are in exploring materiality, concept, and process as they relate to the evolution of human societies. Her practice is largely influenced by the history of artistic formats, their social/political influence, and the psychology behind their consumption. Stefani’s work aims to address the social human condition during a time of rapidly evolving technologies and a loss of interpersonal connectedness.
My passion for creating has been my biggest motivation. I have an Associate degree in photography and a Bachelorʼs Degree in Design and Visual Communication. My devotion has been mostly to photography, but that talent is constantly being subsumed by my passion and talent for design. I consider myself an artist of many forms of media and sometimes the different materials and tools I use are mixed in order to achieve my previsualization.
The artwork I am submitting to you consists of oil paintings and different forms of printmaking, including woodcut relief, screenprinting and citrisol transfers. I tend to use very bright and colorful palettes with a collage-like style. I love the ability to use my hands when creating as well as digital forms, sometimes mixing the two. Most of my work tells or is inspired by a story. Sometimes I like that story to be obvious and clearly communicated, but I like that sometimes it isnʼt so obvious and the audience can create their own connections to my visual stories. Inspiration is everywhere and everything. I think of design and making as a creative adventure.