Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Amy Casey is a painter based in Cleveland, Ohio. Her paintings are very illustrative in nature. She normally creates surreal urban landscapes, with floating houses, long exaggerated buildings on stilts, and twisting roads. Most of her paintings are in acrylic, and I really like how the flat colors work in her compositions. Amy says she likes to illustrate the nervous state of the world by showing these suspended homes with wires and streets gnarled around them. I think this works very well while creating a feeling of tension. But at the same time, I also think her painting seem playful, because the setting is so unreal, and the colors also remind me of the way children's books are illustrated. Sometimes the homes and buildings look like figures, and even seem expressive sometimes. If you look at some of her other paintings, they tend to be chaotic and seemingly unorganized. However, I thought this particular piece was beautiful.