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Geometry and Minimalism: Art by Christann Kennedy


A series of abstract paintings aligned in two columns on a wallStripe 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.


A painting composed of many blue, yellow and green hued triangles
Triangle Painting #2, oil on Stonehenge paper

A screen capture of the front page of Christiann Kennedy's  art websiteThe 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. 

 

A silkscreen print composed of several stripes of colourStripe Print #6, silkscreen on cotton paper


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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