The first time I saw high-definition tv, I thought to myself, “I can’t believe people are paying more money for this imagery.” The resolution was so ultra-high, it was too crisp, too clear, lacking the depth to be found in blur and shadow. The work of Brooklyn based artist Caroline Zucchero Hurley uses loosely arranged shapes that, like our old analog screens, give us hints at what is there, allowing our minds and eyes the freedom to connect the dots.
Much of what I love most about Hurley’s work has to do with the sense of balance and control in what may seem at first to be unfettered patterns and brushstrokes.
For all their seeming randomness, there is a deliberate quality to their placement, letting us know that each composition is by no means accidental. Yet, the artist arranges these shapes and colors with a deft hand, revealing just enough to suggest at what might be there.
To see more of the work of Caroline Zucchero Hurley, please visit her website. In addition to works on canvas, the artist also translates her love of shapes and forms to jewelry and linen throws— be sure to check those out, as well!
All images are via the artist’s website.