Emily Van Cleve: Interactive Form-Driven Abstraction
I am interested in creating paintings that are "unnatural" and "artificial." I do not wish to copy nature, either in its chaotic randomness or quiet bucolic state. I do not wish to use "nature-like" colors or what is considered to be "normal" 3D perspective.
My art shows another existence, deeper than thoughts and dreams, completely based in the recesses of the mind not attached to the existence before my eyes. I create order in an orderless world using ambiguous forms and rich colors rarely associated with any naturally-occuring phenomena. My paintings are the antithesis of anything "real."
Why do I paint this way? I don't know for sure, but I suspect it has something to do with balancing the disorder, disarray and unpredictability that lies outside my door.