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Chrys Riviere-Blalock
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

The visual art I create is non-verbal communication, an attempt to engage the viewer in an experience of space. We are conscious of space. As a painter I want to put the viewer "in" the space. But I believe art is understood beyond conscious experience. The flat surface of a painting (or a film screen, or a photograph) can become a portal that transports the viewer to the space the artist is experiencing at the time of the creating. And by the painter limiting the amount of visual information given to the viewer, the viewer subconsciously "fills in the blanks" and experiences the actual space themselves, transcending our pervasive monochronic time system or traditional perceptions of chronological time and space.

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