Antoinette Wysocki

American artist Antoinette Wysocki is an expressionistic painter who employs mixed media on organic materials. Working on linen and rag the artist can play with absorption rates and its characteristic malleable quality retains the immediacy of drawing - which has always been the touchstone for Wysocki’s painting. The artist has developed a process of combining various materials, chance, control and analysis in her pieces. In each of her works, Wysocki creates a balance between the media and absorption rate of the surface, so that the various materials interact, binding or refracting from each other and the surface itself. As such, the works teeter between governance and circumstance: the artist organically alters, enhances and even erases shapes. The works are introspective and deeply expressive, close inspection across a body of her work reveals a diary of ghost-like imagery, recording the artist’s process of reconciling the imagery with her psyche.