Using a hybridization of biological and botanic forms, my work explores notions of consciousness, fragility, and sexuality within the language of painting indebted to the history of abstraction. Fragmented compositions create a visual environment where shapes take on a believable fiction of nearly identifiable forms of flora, figures, and vessels. The varied application of paint creates optical osculations of flatness, depth, vibrancy, and subtlety. Earthen tones commingle with synthetic palettes, complicating the delineation of the natural versus the artificial and reflecting the technological lens through which today’s natural world is examined.

Images 2021-20122 courtesy of DCMoore Gallery.

Theresa Daddezio