Austin Salazar BFA Painting Thesis Fall 2017
Starting from a place of confusion, and feeling lost, I wanted to break free from myself. I abandoned a conceptual framework and created the work first, focusing on the intuitive decisions made during the process rather than working towards a predetermined goal. Through a blind exploration of materials, line, marks, color, and composition, I’ve created a playful and eccentric body of work. The result is a combination of graphic characters, toy-like contraptions, and ambiguous mark making.