Caroline Absher

The movement between figuration and abstraction is in the center of Caroline Absher’s oil paintings. Her large-scale portraits include self-images as well as paintings of groups of people close to her. The interplay between figurative and abstract moves from one end to another; depending on the work at hand, the subject matter can dissolve into abstract forms, other times the portrait is clearly visible. Visually, the palette is at times more reduced with muted colors, other times the paintings are full of dreamlike psychedelia with vibrant colors.