Madeline Finn Painting Exhibition 麦德林·芬 丽江工作室画展 / by Jay Brown

Madeline Finn, 2016

Madeline Finn, 2016

The series of paintings on display at Lijiang Studio are indicative of the people, objects, landforms and conversation that I encountered during my time in Jixiang Village and other parts of Yunnan. Many of the works are abstracted and process-based. I attempted to collage the essence of my experiences by implementing color theory, mark making, oil paints and waxes. The original forms created with paints were reconfigured when the waxes were heated: spreading, peeling or bubbling the oil pigment to create entirely new forms. Each composition has undergone a succession of this layering process through to the painting’s compostition. This exhibition, with the exception of the more figurative portraits of Grandmother and the black dog, is an abstracted compilation of the facets of Yunnan Province that I have experienced thus far.

丽江工作室展出的系列绘画表现了我在吉祥村及云南其他地方遭遇的人、物、地貌和对话。许多作品抽象且注重过程性。我尝试运用色彩理论、线条勾勒法、油画颜料和蜡拼凑出我经验的内核。当蜡被加热,原先的画面被重新构造:油画颜料流散、脱落或起泡,新的形态随之生成。每组作品都经历了如此这般的层层转折。这次的展览抽象地展示了我目前所见识的云南的方方面面,唯一的例外是两幅相对具象的肖像,画的是和家阿婆及一只小黑狗。