Caroline Walls (b. 1984) is a Melbourne, Australia-based artist working across a range of media, including painting, drawing, soft sculpture, and print-making. Focusing primarily on the female form, Caroline’s work abstracts the body into sinuous slopes and organic curves. Her spontaneous and intuitive linework reduces the figure to its essential marks, heightening the expressive power.
For the Fall 2017 edition of the Affordable Art Fair, Uprise Art presents works by Caroline Walls, Holly Addi, and Santiago Ascui.
- Caroline WallsMelbourne, AustraliaArtist Page
- Santiago AscuiSantiago, ChileArtist Page
Chilean artist Santiago Salvador Ascui (b. 1983) paints melodic, colorful arrays of pattern-like assembled figures and faces. Rendered with a hand-painted care, the artist employs careful lines and bright tones to create figurative meditations on color that guide the viewers’ eye along on a journey of chroma and hue. While his works are vibrant, decorative, and conjure up a sense of fun and happiness, Ascui’s deliberate use of repetition and unification through his subject matter suggests a feeling of monotony and conformity, alluding to a critique of modern consumer culture.
- Holly AddiSalt Lake City, UTArtist Page
Holly Addi (b. 1973) is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based painter. Her works examine energy, space, and landscape through tempered abstraction. Holly’s paintings employ color blocked neutrals with pointed pops of color that navigate the viewer’s eye around the canvas with meandering linework. An exercise in the renegotiation of inclusion and omission, acceptance and refusal, Holly’s paintings are dynamic explorations of formal paint language and intimated environments.