Early this year I finished a series of mostly 12 x 12 panels called Diverse Fusions which combines monoprints with encaustic medium. Currently, I am working exclusively with encaustic on wood panels to explore my growing interest in non-objective geometry and post-minimalism while, at the same time, make greater use of lines than I have in the past as well as introduce more chromatic greys.
During my walks around the City I have found myself paying more and more attention to simple shapes. The result has been to deepen what I think of as the mystery of one’s personal sensibility as it relates to color, form and shape. Questions keep coming to mind. Why does one simple shape look so much better in one setting or location than another? How is it a color change can alter the look of what feels like an ordinary work to something approaching perfection? What’s exciting for me is to find ways to stimulate or replicate these kinds of changes and thus bring them to light in the process of the work.
Susan Paladino comes from a printmaking background. She is a long-time resident of Boston and is a member of Cambridge Art Association. She is married and has a daughter in New York which enables her to have the opportunity to keep up with what is going on in contemporary art. She teaches encaustic collagraph on a regular basis at the Cambridge Adult Education Center and has taught at Provincetown Art Association among other venues. She is exploring the non-objective primarily with encaustic medium. She is currently represented by Gallery Twist.