<i>Find Me In France</i>

Find Me In France

Acrylics on canvas, 2019

Svitlana Martynjuk

Lansing, MI

With this series I explored a further meaning of the environment in my work as I was working during my artist residency in France. Does environment directly influence us, or can we choose and pick apart the influence we accept? Can old rusty and moldy studio walls take precedence over the lush landscape outside? How can I understand the energy of the room, disagree with it, yet be able to translate it into the painting? Answers to these questions are evident through the use of color choices and textures unfamiliar to me before directly influenced by the assigned studio space.