Demarcating the Landscape
oil on canvas
42 x 30 x 2.5 in.
I am an artist who is preoccupied with the genre of painting, its relationship to modernist abstraction, and the contemporary issues of consumerism and identity construction. I emphasize the objectness and decorative characteristics of the medium to reveal its associations with interior design and style. I am both critiquing the modernist notion of originality and expressing the anxiety but inescapable desire of defining the self through objects of consumption.
“Style is being yourself but on purpose.” – Quentin Crisp
© Stacie Johnson