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Barbara Chen

While in college, I realized that my artistic view of the world was a bit different than others and I have been perfecting my technique ever since. I consider myself a realist and use photographs to accurately represent my subjects. Then I draw. Once the basic outline is completed, I use shapes, planes and lines merge into rhythmic patterns. Listening to music as I create gives me that flow. Some themes end with the drawing but sooner or later, I'll decide to paint my subject. The difference between the two media relates to color and texture. When painting I exaggerate the colors because I can. I invested lots of time in Joseph Albers color theory using his prescriptive rectangles and squares. This shows in my work too.

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