2021 Spring Exhibition > Sawyer Kessler

I create atmospheric landscapes that often contrast simplified architectural structures with textured surroundings. My work is inspired by the world I have observed around me and are replicated in many mediums, such as paint and printmaking techniques. I simplify the landscape by the use of abstract shapes with a focus on color relationships. I continue to subtract unwanted elements from the composition, such as the human figure and its existence. With the void of human presence, along with the use of monotone pallets, this creates an eerie aesthetic. The perspective is rendered in a way to suggest physically being in the piece, while in hopes of my audience feeling a sense of nostalgia. My most recent work has explored a more vibrant and abstract path. With the use of sharp architectural shapes, the organic curves of nature have been accentuated and contrasted in recent paintings. Together my work provides a narrative that transcends time and place; prompting the viewer to ask questions about the story behind the space depicted.

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Please contact SawyerKesslerArt@gmail.com for further questions or inquiries.

Longest Light
Oil Paint
18”x 24”
2020
Time
Chalk Pastel
8"x8"
2020
Succulent Ceiling
Monotype Print
5"x7"
2020
The Butterfly System
Mixed Media Collage
7"x10"
2021
Rule of Thirds
Monotype Print
5"x7"
2020
Downhill
Chalk Pastel
11"x14"
2020
Modern Monet
Oil on Canvas
8"x10"
2021
Window Shopper
Monotype Print
5"x7"
2020
Melting Pot
Oil paint on canvas
24"x36"
2021
Beige
Acrylic on Paper
9"x12"
2020
Bistro
Printmaking
4"x6"
2021
Wooden Island
Oil Paint
24”x 18”
2020
Penn
Mixed Media
5"x7"
2020
Mixture
Watercolor
11"x14"
2020
Spotlight
watercolor
8"x10"
2021
Strangers
Color aide collage
12"x12"
2020
Pixelated Pangea
Mixed Media Collage
7"x10"
2021