Driving America's Art Scene - Hunterdon County, NJ USA

Christina MacKinnon

Christina MacKinnon

Painting

 

Christina’s studio will be open on Saturday,┬áMay 1 & Sunday, May 2.

I paint abstract works that probe the dynamics of line, color, shape, mark-making, and fluctuation of process as a derivative of how I navigate my footing as a woman and a mother in our ever-changing universe. In many of my paintings, I create fields of multi-layered congestion, which are heavily saturated, integrated sections of the canvas. As I paint, I make connections between discord and harmony and use the interplay of acrylic, spray paint, paint pens, and other mediums as a metaphor for the paradoxical ways life unfolds. I find that exploring different approaches to painting widens the space for new dialogues to emerge, emulating real-life examples of what I am open to and what I refuse to see. For this reason, I work in series and consider these groupings of paintings to be unique visual abstract stories of the human experience through diverse lenses and perspectives. I navigate my way through the struggle until I reach a sense of peace and resolve within myself and the work.