Geometry and Minimalism: Art by Christann Kennedy
Stripe Set Variation (two diamond columns), oil on canvas, 12 panels
Today let’s take a look at the artwork of Christann Kennedy. Christann specializes in bright, abstract compositions that hover between geometry and minimalism.
The artist often incorporates both large, blocky shapes and narrow lines of paint. In many cases, the paintings seem to be built up over a single background colour, creating an effect that is reminiscent of different dyes being layered over each other, changing the overall colour of the piece.
Triangle Painting #2, oil on Stonehenge paper
The front page of Christiann's website
Christann also creates works on paper, and silkscreen prints. The artist’s silkscreens take the form of compositions of coloured lines, arranged in vertical stripes. I really like the way that these works reflect the artist’s knowledge of colour theory, and create interest just by juxtaposing different colours. Christann’s paintings are highly polished. The oil paintings on Christann’s portfolio are clean and saturated, depicting singular shapes that exist on planes on colour.