Artist Statement: Maria Prainito-Winczner

The work that I create is an outcome of current cultural and social topics. In my paintings, I evoke signs from different image systems, art history, fashion, design, and popular culture. I also appropriate imagery from past artist works, feeding off of their styles. The paintings are splattered, scraped and sprayed upon, with a process of negotiating materials to create visual tension. I use the figure in an abstracted manner, with an expressionist style, to reveal the complexity of existence.