RoByn Thompson is a mixed media artist who uses her art to empower herself and others. It is also a method to explore her world and a tool in her search for meaning.
She mixes media including painting, drawing, printing, body painting and photography. She loves color and is intrigued by that which is abstracted.
A Jersey Girl, RoByn is a lover of art, chocolate, magick, sex and sleep. She is curious. (cu•ri•ous–adjective : 1.eager to learn or know; inquisitive. 2. arousing or exciting speculation, interest, or attention through being inexplicable or highly unusual; odd; strange).
I was enchanted by the possibilities of transformation and colors. The magic of being able to take the process from an idea to something tangible transfixs me as does the ability we have to reinvent ourselves and our worlds. I want to take what is inside and make it visible, to make the unseen other-self tangible.
I appreciate mystery in an image, uncertainty about what you are seeing. I have a need for color and am fascinated by its power to evoke an emotional response.
I want to tap into the timelessness of creation. Timelessness as the instant when the point of the brush makes contact when everything freezes and nothing else seems to exist. And timeless in that since prehistory, making marks to express is one of the unique behaviors that define us as human.
I want people to have a reaction to my work, be unsure, feel a connection to something larger and feel the magic of transformation.
What kind of art is this anyway?
It’s representational except when it’s abstract, and some of it is in that gray area which might be called figurative abstraction. I haven’t really found the right catagorical box to put my art in. Some might consider it art brut, outsider art, intuitive art ,visionary art or Naive art. Naïvism , Primitivism and symbolism are also terms that might apply. Others might classify it as Marginal art, Art singulier or Grass-roots art. Some find aspects of it to be erotic art or Urban Art.
So how do I classify it? I don’t. I just do what I do
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