Name: ABE – Gender: Female – Age:28
Location: New York, New York
Having grown up in foster care, ABE gravitated towards art at an early age as a means of escape from her realities. Her painting style can be described abstract expressionism, while her overall art style is conceptual. Her artworks use strong color and line, coupled with bold choice of shape that create a movement on canvas. There tends to be sexual references in her work as well as the balances of power and money. The duality of a person from professional to personal, public to private life is a dynamic seen often. ABE was raised Pentecostal Christian, but gravitated towards a more spiritual outlook on life once going to college. Her fascination with discovering the truths of religion and adoration of Byzantine style artwork can be seen in many pieces. The artist also exhibits deep interests in exhibiting black/ethnic characters and people of color in positions of power/prominence they are not normally portrayed. ABE has had a wide range of life experiences, ranging from incarceration to homelessness. The artist uses her artwork to exhibit her beliefs, feelings and life experiences, and allows inspirations to flow from where they may.
ABE is an avant-garde artist in the aspect that she believes she herself is art. Through traditional paintings, conceptual works, sculpture and public demonstrations, ABE wishes to engage the general public in art and topics she deems important.
Art On Paper / Artsy & Art Market Productions
Narcissists Don’t Kill Themselves
Alkebulan Series, Crutchfield Gallery 2018