Conceptual But Friendly Paintings by Erin MacKeen
Today let’s take a look at the artwork of Erin MacKeen. Erin is a geometric abstract painter creating conceptual but friendly paintings that focus on bright colours, shapes, and lines.
Erin’s recent works are bright and playful, focusing on large, central shapes. Frequently working from a single block of colour as the focus, the paintings seem to radiate outward onto the edges of the canvas or panel. I like the way Erin sometimes leaves parts of the surface unpainted, allowing the wood grain or raw canvas to sit in contrast to the smoothness of the coloured paint.
The artist’s other works look toward narrow, overlapping lines, with contrasting colours creating multiple planes on the surface. Sometimes Erin paints with sponges, leaving the artist's hand visible and using thin acrylic paint to give a wash effect within some of the shapes. Erin’s paintings as well as some installation works are available on www.erinmackeen.com.