Artist Profile: Audrée Anid
I’m an artist from New York City. I graduated with honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where I double majored in Studio Art and French Studies.
I am interested in the medium of photography and painting as a mechanism for speaking about my present state, specifically, my interaction with everyday urban architectural landscapes. My work examines the manipulation of structure as a means to deconstruct and reconfigure space. My paintings are linked to my personal history, my re-imagination of the spaces I inhabit and spaces of the past.
My first solo show, titled “DIS(located) silence: paintings”, shed light on the vacillating nature of identity and how its struggle can be interpreted through the visual language of painting. The tonally subdued images are my re-interpretations of deteriorating urban landscapes that have been affected by war. I take photos of destroyed landscapes and alter them to create simultaneously kinetic and silent images. I employ multilayered washes of oil paint to capture the vacillating and transparent forms in each landscape.