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A Portfolio of Patterned Abstract Works by Jeanie Auseon


A pattern of silkscreen prints on canvasThe Improvisation Continues, silkscreen prints, dyes, and paints on canvas mounted on cradled wood

 

Jeanie Auseon is an artist and long-time art educator whose current practice explores abstraction and mixed media. Using materials like silkscreen, cloth, and stencils, the artist creates patterned abstract works that often have an almost quilt-like aesthetic to them.


A pattern of prints on dark fabricMotion Series #4, Stripes, stenciled images on monoprinted cloth

 

Some of Jeanie’s works on cloth remind me of textile art by Pat Autenrieth – but Jeanie’s works are more difficult to categorize as purely textile-based. The artist often covers the surface of a canvas or fabric sheet in abstract patterns, sometimes repeating. Sometimes the focus is on that pattern while other times the pattern itself seems to veil or obscure a central form.


A screen capture of Jeanie Auseon's art websitewww.jeanieauseon.com


While the artist’s more recent works tend toward hard abstraction, I’m also interested in archived works that take on a more nature-like, figurative appearance. It’s interesting to see the natural patterns of, for example, rocks or leaves, alongside abstracted patterns of shapes and colors.


A painting of rocks fitted togetherUntitled


About the author

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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