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kuzana ogg

There is a randomness to the base layers of Kuzana Ogg's paintings. The next few layers share similar markings as the first, but are discriminatory in placement. Consecutive layers of paint build a series of discreet forms. The careful removal of the brush stroke and multiple layers of transparent color create an implied depth in the work; causing some forms to float to the surface of the painting, while others lurk on distant planes. Ogg's subject matter was botanical, biological, and urban structural forms.

 

Color and application remain at the focal point of Kuzana Ogg’s most recent paintings. Drips, splashes, scratches, and abrasions serve to increase actual and implied texture. These paintings reveal symbols based on piping and instrumentation diagrams used in the oil industry. The scale and orientation of these signs are often manipulated to create dynamic geometric compositions. Ogg’s delicate line configurations and layering methods produce lustrous and complex surfaces.

 

Ogg was born in Bombay, attended school in Surrey, Kodaikanal, and New York. She graduated with a BFA from SUNY Purchase in 1995. Recent exhibitions of her work took place at The Bakersfield Museum of Art, The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and The Westmoreland of Art. Ogg currently lives and works in Bakersfield California.

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