Allyson Malek explores colour contrast and harmony in her mixed media art portfolio. The artist paints with acrylic and mixed media on paper and canvas, creating abstract compositions that vary from blended and serene, to bright, detailed and poppy.
In our previous feature of Allyson’s bright, bubbly abstract art, we looked at the artist’s recent works with circular and spheroid forms, and the way that Allyson paints these geometric abstractions with the sort of detail and shading that might be expected in figurative work. I’m also interested in the colour palette that Allyson uses. The overall colour of the works in her portfolio is remarkably consistent – pastel tones of blue, pink, and yellow feature prominently, lending the works a cheerful presence.
The artist’s miniature paintings allow Allyson to pack a huge amount of compositional detail into a very small frame. It’s interesting to see how the artist’s style reacts to a paper substrate versus canvas – the miniature works seem perhaps faster and more gestural than her acrylic paintings. I’m curious to see more of what Allyson has been creating recently!