Over the past year, sixty artists participated our Viewing Program 20/21 initiative, which centered on providing mentorship and support for contemporary artists through virtual studio visits and portfolio reviews. In our final post highlighting work from the program, we’d like to thank each of the participating artists for sharing their art and practices with us. Below, you can read more about our featured artists Javier Romero, Erin Murray and Sofia Quirno:
"I am merging drawing and collage to explore the possibilities of abstraction and geometry, while also interested in the sculptural dynamics of the process using basic tools like graphite and colored pencil. Through this I investigate opposing concepts, such as density/lightness, positive/negative, control/random." - Javier Romero
"I think of my work as describing an alignment of interiority and exteriority; referencing the mingling of psyche and design that we encounter in daily life. Drawing allows me to express this in-between state of being, bringing the sharp palpability of lived experience in balance with the ambiguous nature of thought and memory." - Erin Murray "I doodle while the TV is on. The images and words coming from the screen converge with my own inner voices and mental representations, resulting in mixtures of what is seen and heard with what was already within me. These montages are the basis of my work at the studio. This piece plays with the imaginary life and interaction between objects and explores the psychological conditionings to existing schemes." - Sofia Quirno
To learn more about all sixty of the Viewing Program 20/21 participating artists, please click the link in our bio.
Images: Javier Romero, “Fragments/Circles #6,” 2019-20. Graphite and colored pencil on cut and collaged paper, 69 x 51.5 in / 175 x 131 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Erin Murray, “Proxy Space (one),” 2018. Graphite and india ink on paper, 15 x 21 in. Courtesy of the artist.
Sofia Quirno, “Maybe its your expectations that need to change,” 2020. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 46 x 36 in. Courtesy of the artist.