Robyn Morgan Giddings
It starts with the observation of a room. I focus on the composition of the objects, and am drawn to those objects that seem life-like and expressive. Each painting is derived from elements in an interior space and is simplified into an image that seems dreamlike or cartoonlike.
Stenciled patterns are intended to evoke a sense of space, while the placement of collaged and painted imagery strive to convey emotions such as hope, the need for affiliation, feelings of superiority or inferiority, loneliness, contentment or nostalgia.
Inspiration comes from the continuous onslaught of media devoted to home decoration and its goal of creating a backdrop for the perfect life. These mixed-media images are developed with a contemporary, commercially-inspired palette resulting in a pop art style and reference artists such as David Hockney, Alex Katz, Romare Bearden, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Paul Klee and Agnes Martin.