Perilous Journey Series
About the Work
Caroline Anderson’s work has a tactile, layered immediacy that expresses a passion for the physical act of painting. In larger works, colors layer over each other in a built-up surface where you can visually excavate each narrative as it is added. In many smaller works, Anderson takes the opposite tactic: she layers a thin sheet of color, then sands or abrades it, to add another sheet until the final surface is rich and luminous.
Expressionist, intuitive, and sometimes surreal content is mixed with abstraction. Inspired by apocalyptic and narrative imagery in renaissance paintings, Anderson mixes ancient and contemporary visions of what it means to be human in times of permanent anxiety. There are ghosts, storms, fish, and bones.
The immediacy, physicality, and intuitive nature of the work is a kind of “anti AI” in that it cannot be reproduced on a computer screen. If you want to experience them in real space, please contact the artist.