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Janine Miedzik


2012, Acrylic and latex on canvas, 48"w x 40"h

I investigate how we perceive, negotiate and interpret the spaces we inhabit. I am interested in the language of abstraction in painting’s expanded field. Using a pictorial way of looking at the world, fragments of clumsy, overlooked, and hidden parts of the city are distilled into a richly colored language. Each artwork responds to fragments of architectural space; covered graffiti, vacant lots, and dirt piles connect with the history and language of abstraction. Employing modest materials such as paper mâché, acrylic and latex paints, I work through a circular process of collage, painting and sculpture. Through this type of unplanned journey, I find a way to monumentalize the un-monumental.

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