Dawn Laurens - Abstract painter - Chicago / Amsterdam
I paint the happy in my ness.
Born in Amsterdam and based in Portugal.
Commuting in between.
Autodidact in visual media; MSc in psychology, lingual dexterity.
For me painting is a personal inquiry, an exploration of texture, shape, color, line, depth, light & shadow and composition.
For many years as a psychologist/head of clinic in mental health care I have tried to blend together contrasting, often conflicting elements in organizations, in teams and in the minds of patients. Choreographing these elements into balance & growth. Mainly aided by words. Verbal.
I still do the same. Search for balance. With paint. Or photos. Wordless. As a form of abstract visual language.
Several artists exuberantly describe their own work in lengthy statements. These are mostly unsuccessful attempts to give their work more élan and are often top-heavy & blah-blah. Verbal support, in my opinion, doesn't make it look better.
Art should be able to stand on its own.
In the end it is simple: you like it or you don't.
Let me know.
So that's all: no more text here.