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Katy Moran, Face, 2013, acrylic on found painting, 20 5/8 x 26 3/4".

Katy Moran

Modern Art

Katy Moran, Face, 2013, acrylic on found painting, 20 5/8 x 26 3/4".

Katy Moran has described her paintings as “figurative.” Yet she has also stated that they are arrived at “not by consciously representing something but by more oblique processes,” and the resulting works have in general been less representational than one would imagine. In fact, the word fugitive might be a better descriptor, as these new objects create a sense of lost narrative. There is no direct referent in each work; Moran instead draws on constructed or imagined narratives as the work evolves. In the past, her brushwork has created the impression of a fluid dynamism, resembling painterly abstraction but hinting at figural elements. More recently, she has added collage to her method and has sometimes worked on found surfaces, adding further complexity to her elusive paintings.

For example, I Love You and I Like You, 2013, incorporates fabric and paper elements in a painting

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