Action in Art
by Ariel Baron-Robbins
Process statement: In my drawings and photographs, I continue to explore how to depict movement; I want to know what the process of drawing looks like visually from the outside. I turn my body into the drawn mark and use its dance-like motion as an abstracting tool to discuss new interpretations on figure drawing. In my short video pieces, I eliminated the marks but keep the physical action because I want to focus on body movement. The mark itself is essentially only a by-product of action, but the action is fleeting, unless trapped by some sort of recording device. If I don’t make a mark, I can still make an action and perhaps that action can stand in for the mark.
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title: Covered in Charcoal
dimensions: 18″ x 22″
medium: ink jet print
Ariel Baron-Robbins is an emerging artist currently living in Tampa, Florida where she is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts. In her career as an artist she has had five solo exhibitions and has been involved in numerous group exhibitions. She is currently showing with the collective art in their West Tampa gallery. One of her pieces was recently selected to be in the 2008 National North American Graduate Art Survey at the University of Minnesota. She has been selected to exhibit in all three of the Florida Art Consortium Juried Exhibitions (FLO-Cas). Originally from Oxford, Mississippi, where she received her BFA in painting/drawing, she has traveled to eight countries not including the United States. She has participated in Study Abroad programs in Italy, England, and France and lives in London and New York City during the summer holidays.