Elle Chae

Keep Dreaming, Oil on Panel, 18" x 14"

Keep Dreaming, Oil on Panel, 18" x 14"

"My paintings examine themes of connective and confrontational behaviour in individual or group relationships. 

I explore different narratives using forms, gestures, and colours to create  a psychological drama that is both based on personal experience and fiction.  Typically, my works use disfigured, yet discernible forms and spaces, bright colours, and gestures that range from delicate to rough.  Animal silhouettes, particularly apes, are used to ridicule human foibles. 

The process involves drawing from actual, personal memories mixed with fictional elements.  Denouncing violence as a social and individual problem, the paintings deliberately refuse closure in an attempt to provide the viewers with a place to contemplate freely and creatively. " 

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