“I am interested in highlighting individual characters of language. Specifically, my paintings reference alphabets that utilize logograms, such as ancient glyphs, graffiti and elements of graphic design. A logogram is a letter, symbol or sign used to represent a word or phrase that can carry information through a few calculated strokes. Due to the character’s complexity in meaning, the relationship it has to its own shape and rhythm is fertile ground for visual investigation. By approaching abstraction through this lens, I play with the potential relationship between line, form and color. Color allows me to capture a sense of vibrancy I find in the cultures utilizing such languages. Playfulness in abstraction frees the characters from their original contexts and positions them in a new visual space where further meaning can be found.”
Brittany Baldwin received her M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and B.F.A. from Adelphi University where she received the Hugh A. Wilson Award for Excellence in Abstraction. Solo exhibitions include Serious Fun at Pratt Institute, as well as a forthcoming solo show at Adelphi University in January 2017. She has participated in several group exhibitions at Pratt Institute, Con Artist Gallery, Adelphi University, and See Exhibition Space. This October she will complete a mural for the Department of Transportation through their Barrier Beautification initiative. Baldwin was born and raised in Queens, NY, where she still lives and works.
To learn more about her work you can visit baldwinbrittany.com.