Olivia Knauss, "Assignment #5: Obstructions"

Painting by Olivia Knauss.

Assignment #5: Obstructions was painted by Olivia Knauss, who graduated from Rhodes College with a BA in Art and Art History in 2015. Her artist statement reads: "I explore the physicality of paint through pours, brushed on patterns and other additive materials. Each painting provides an uninhibited opportunity to play with mark making and color with no start or outcome in mind. It grows outwards from the first compositional mark, always being cognizant of the edges and the overall balance of forms. Through the work, I investigate the development of tension both in the formal making and the product."