Erica Corso

My paintings are of stolen moments; instants of daily encounters between active figures and their environment. From images of busy New York streets, to floating forms in swimming pools, I reference figures as they dissolve into the periphery of vision.

Working mainly with acrylics, I make small scale paper works as well as large scale panel paintings. My work addresses spontaneous mark making that describes ambiguous forms in fluid, atmospheric spaces. I labor over my paintings, continuously editing them, seeking to make them appear effortless, as if I finished them in one sitting. I am interested in color and how subtle shifts of hue can transform the location and nature of my pieces. I am searching for the interaction between the moving and the static; between stability and metaphysical space.