B. United States, 1994
B. United States1994
Caroline Zurmely’s artistic practice is driven by material, texture and process above theme or subject. Using nail polish enamel, Zurmely creates relief paintings that explore the imagery of tabloid photography and public mourning. Rendered in tight close-up, Zurmely detaches her subject matter from their wider contexts, rings: fabrics, handbags and hairstyles are depicted in detail. Her contrasting approaches to subject matter and form creates opposing senses of intimacy and remoteness between the viewer and subject. Utilizing unconventional materials and restricting the scope of her pieces, Zurmely aims to alter the viewer’s experience with respect to distance.
Zurmely graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. Since then her work has been shown in exhibitions in both the United States and the UK. Her work has been published in Art Maze magazine, Emergent Magazine, It’s Nice That and New American Painting.
Zurmely lives and works in Dallas, Texas.
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