Disintegrating Systems Paintings

Outside Over There. Oil on panel, 36

Wood Shavings On Thin Ice , Oil on panel, 36

A Net to Catch the Splinters, Oil on panel, 36

Shrimp Trap, Oil on panel, 36

Rafters, Flowers, Nighttime. Oil on panel, 14

Treehouse, Top Bunk. Oil on panel, 36

Finger Drawing On Dusty Windshield. Oil on panel, 36

Peak. Oil on panel, 36

Liftoff. Oil on panel, 36

Shapes That Only Light Can Make. Oil on panel, 36

Posted on: October 2, 2017
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An ongoing series of paintings based on architecture & the landscape.

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Tessa Greene O'Brien

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MFA Alumni

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2016

Artist Statement:

"In her most recent body of work, Tessa Greene O’Brien explores the breakdown of recognizable forms as a reaction to the current socio-political climate. Beginning with elements from architecture and the built environment, the artist obscures these grounding structures with chaotic, churning atmospheres. Her paintings provide us with fleeting glimpses of specific sites that have been flattened by the pressures of color and texture into a layer of complex density. The forms can no longer uphold a logical sense of space or place, and reality is rendered into abstraction." Anne Marie Purkey Levine, 2017