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About Corynne

Corynne Ostermann was born in the western suburbs of Chicago. Raised by a musician father and an artist mother, she naturally gravitated towards the arts. She attended Interlochen Center for the Arts during high school summers and fleshed out a painting and drawing portfolio. Now living in Baltimore, Ostermann graduated Summa Cum Laude from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. She makes paintings, drawings and poems at her studio at Ash Street Studios, a studio group in Hampden cofounded with... more

Picture Planes

Working with banal feminine symbols, words, and objects juxtaposed with gestural abstraction, I created grids and word-play structures that create a screen through which the picture is perceived. These filters are intentionally defunct, employing layers of transparency and overlap to suggest destabilized meaning and subjective response. The intersection of symbols and recognizable objects [hearts, pearls, letters, etc] and abstract expressionism propose a notion of politicized abstraction, as well as root the symbols in a material and bodily plane.

Picture Planes 2.0

Continuing as before, this time including pop elements and building more windows and planes into the paintings.
Working with banal feminine symbols, words, and objects juxtaposed with gestural abstraction, I created grids and word-play structures that create a screen through which the picture is perceived. These filters are intentionally defunct, employing layers of transparency and overlap to suggest destabilized meaning and subjective response. The intersection of symbols and recognizable objects [hearts, pearls, letters, etc] and abstract expressionism propose a notion of politicized abstraction, as well as root the symbols in a material and bodily plane.

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