Image of artwork titled "Guest Bedroom in Maine, 11:06 AM" by Claudia Keep

Claudia Keep, Guest Bedroom in Maine, 11:06 AM, 2023
Oil on Masonite panel
12 × 10 inches

Working from life, and personal photographs, Claudia Keep’s work is an attempt to capture the exceptional within a simple, seemingly, ordinary moment. An investigation into the “every-day” reveals a paradoxical and fascinating complexity. The artist’s use of brush strokes, color, and texture of paint are an effort to arrive at an intimate and heightened sense of a moment or an object. The variations of whites in a painted wall, the color of a discarded can, the shape of a shadow beneath a car, or the variety of textures at the meeting of nature and man-made object are what, to Keep, make life rich and exciting. By capturing the specificity of detail in the every-day things that surround us, the hopes to communicate something universally true.



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