Ellie Fritz - Room 226

My work is a hybrid of drawing, painting and printmaking processes. The abstract compositions combine charcoal, dry pigment and various printmaking techniques, as well as spray paint. These works evolve through processes of physical interactions working with two extremes: the weight of impression and the levity of erasure. I am interested in exploring and pushing the boundaries of unexpected materials in my work. Recently I have begun exploring the use of mundane utilitarian building materials. Dry pigment made from collected incense ash provides the tiniest hint of color to interact with formal elements at play. These simple compositions rely on the tension between positive and negative space. My interest in paper as the main support has developed as I have explored both its possibilities and its limitations. The ways in which paper responds to materials such as paint and charcoal allows for a sensibility of improvisation and blurs the boundaries between strength and vulnerability.

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For more information about Ellie Fritz, please visit her website.