"I choose to be UNQUIET."

"Distant Blue Smiling." 36x18", acrylic and charcoal on canvas. $710.

"Distant Blue Smiling." 36x18", acrylic and charcoal on canvas. $710.

Artist Statement:

As an artist, I am searching for both structure and fluidity, for containers and also boundaries I can slip. I approach new work mathematically, laying out materials, colors, and processes until a visual language develops. Once I begin applying paint, I let instinct fully take over and move quickly, usually across a series of a dozen or more paintings.

I am drawn toward abstraction because there is more space in it. There is an extra degree of freedom where emotion flashes in an instant and our brains scramble to catch up to it. I am fascinated by this liminal experience and the challenge of surrendering to it. For me, deeply effective abstraction is akin to the precision found in gut-thumping poetry, and my notebooks are filled with my attempts at both.

Overall, my work is informed by an optimistic design aesthetic. In life I seek vibrance and an undeniable feeling of greater connection, and I cannot help but express that potency in my art.
— Andrea Lewicki