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Elizabeth Fonacier
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: Art has an ability to manifest the mysterious qualities that constitute our human existence. My attraction to paint as a medium of visual expression shares commonality with my interest in quantum theory. Paint possesses the capacity to facilitate illusion through application process and pigment combination. Similarly, basic quantum theory renders matter an illusionary substance of reality, influenced by our awareness of its presence. Investigating the fabric of illusion, my work brings forth images from the fringe of awareness.

Painting as process engages the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual bodies of a person. Transforming the studio to laboratory, I formulate equations by way of documenting experimentations on the fluidity of pigments mixed with assorted painting media and varying amounts of thinner. In this way, image creation relies upon physics, chemistry, and artistic gesture equally. These techniques acquiesce further experimentation of physical action, the energy behind application. Emotional and spiritual insight intuitively guide my conceptual evolution, generating conversations between paint and painter.

Nature as the substance of paint and a subject to be painted, endows the greatest purpose to my creative endeavors. Humanity's natural existence is part of the material universe, forming the grounds for endless artistic exploration. Matter is illusive, ever changing, moving and unique to it's moment of perception. Everything physical to nonphysical is influenced by the constant progression of natural forces. My work examines the framework of existence as viewed through human experience.

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  • Sand and Water (Atlantic Ocean) I
    2013
    India Ink, Paper
    11" x 14"
    The organic movement of sand mixing with water on the beach captivates human eyes. Many who visit this edge spend time watching the waves break on the shore or look out to the vastness of the ocean. L

  • Sand and Water (Atlantic Ocean) VI
    2013
    India Ink, Paper
    13.5" x 11"
    The organic movement of sand mixing with water on the beach captivates human eyes. Many who visit this edge spend time watching the waves break on the shore or look out to the vastness of the ocean. L

  • Sand and Water (Atlantic Ocean) XI
    2013
    India Ink, Paper
    13.5" x 11"
    The organic movement of sand mixing with water on the beach captivates human eyes. Many who visit this edge spend time watching the waves break on the shore or look out to the vastness of the ocean. L

  • Sand and Water (Atlantic Ocean) VII
    2013
    India Ink, Paper
    12" x 12"
    The organic movement of sand mixing with water on the beach captivates human eyes. Many who visit this edge spend time watching the waves break on the shore or look out to the vastness of the ocean. L

  • Sky Trees II
    2013
    Oil on Canvas
    44.25" x 50.5"
    Nature has an undeniable effect on the measurable state of a human life. Scientist have discovered that when a human spends time in a comfortable setting with lush, green surroundings and the sun shin

  • Sky Trees
    2012
    oil on canvas, tree limb
    Nature has an undeniable effect on the measurable state of a human life. Scientist have discovered that when a human spends time in a comfortable setting with lush, green surroundings and the sun shin

  • February
    2011
    oil on canvas
    In this on going series, I explore ideas relative to my immediate circumstances and thinking. Many of the processes and concepts explored here have influenced other series of work. Balanced between a

  • Ab Ex
    2009
    oil on canvas
    In this on going series, I explore ideas relative to my immediate circumstances and thinking. Many of the processes and concepts explored here have influenced other series of work. Balanced between a

  • Creationism, Blood and Clay
    2012
    oil on canvas
    The stories of the "forbidden fruit" and "creation" describe humanities coming into existence and our awakening to knowledge. Prevalent in spiritual writings around the world, thes

  • Looking at the Sun with Eyes Closed I
    2012
    oil on canvas
    With eyes closed, surroundings disappear and voids with moving shifting colors come into view. It is this action that connects the mind to inner space. Closing ones eyes and looking within is advocate

  • Looking at the Sun with Eyes Closed Tight
    2012
    oil on canvas
    With eyes closed, surroundings disappear and voids with moving shifting colors come into view. It is this action that connects the mind to inner space. Closing ones eyes and looking within is advocate

  • Eyes Closed in the Dark
    2012
    oil on canvas
    With eyes closed, surroundings disappear and voids with moving shifting colors come into view. It is this action that connects the mind to inner space. Closing ones eyes and looking within is advocate

  • Eyes Closed Gallery Image
    2013
    digital image
    With eyes closed, surroundings disappear and voids with moving shifting colors come into view. It is this action that connects the mind to inner space. Closing ones eyes and looking within is advocate

  • Mall Rat
    2012
    oil on canvas
    In relation to my earlier work, "On de Kooning," this series of paintings, titled "Matter of Dolls", presents a closer look at the construction of feminine identity within patriarc

  • Rock Star
    2012
    oil on canvas
    In relation to my earlier work, "On de Kooning," this series of paintings, titled "Matter of Dolls", presents a closer look at the construction of feminine identity within patriarc

  • Stalactite Sculpture
    2013
    Melted Barbie Dolls, Paint
    In relation to my earlier work, "On de Kooning," this series of paintings, titled "Matter of Dolls", presents a closer look at the construction of feminine identity within patriarc

  • Matter of Dolls Gallery Exhibit
    2013
    digital image
    In relation to my earlier work, "On de Kooning," this series of paintings, titled "Matter of Dolls", presents a closer look at the construction of feminine identity within patriarc

  • Painting I (of de Koonings Woman I)
    2009
    oil on canvas
    Woman in de Kooning's series represents the muse, the idol, and the goddess. Picasso, Ingres, Rubens, Rembrandt, and may great artist's carriers have been highlighted by their compelling rep

  • Painting II
    2010
    oil on canvas
    Woman in de Kooning's series represents the muse, the idol, and the goddess. Picasso, Ingres, Rubens, Rembrandt, and may great artist's carriers have been highlighted by their compelling rep

  • Vincent's Olive Trees
    2011
    oil on canvas
    Working on the series "Paintings" was coupled with deep research concentrated on de Kooning's philosophies as an artist, specifically the years he spent painting "Woman I." Af
 








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