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My paintings are based in the neo-romantic and neo-folk movements. They focus upon elements of personal experience and landscapes that could be interpreted as either dystopian or utopian. I made Gauntlet while producing work for my Molten Kin show. My paintings were becoming more gothic and the colors more intense. For Gauntlet, I started by putting some pastel down on the paper, observing how the paper reacted, then put down another color and watched the colors blend together. I love to get lost in the act of making art, being in the moment. When the pastel was completed and I paused to see what was going to happen next, there was so much transformative energy there. I wanted a vessel, something to take us to the other side, moving forward fast.
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Rachell Sumpter grew up in the suburbs of San Francisco. Swayed and beguiled by nature, she travels throughout the West Coast of the U.S. to find relics of inspiration. Sumpter's work has been exhibited worldwide, including at Jack Hanley (SF), Allston Skirt (Boston), Richard Heller (Los Angeles), Sunday L.E.S. (NY), OCMA and LACMA, and has been featured in the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Mean, Giant Robot, ArtWeek and McSweeney's Issue 24.
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- White, archival, Made-to-Measure Mat. Your artwork will either be matted or floated depending on artist’s specifications. Note: Artwork 24”x 36” & larger will be framed to edge (no mat).
- Expertly finished with hanging wires, protective backing archival sleeve for certificate of authenticity, and wall-friendly footers.
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