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Odessa Mahony-de Vries
instagram: odessa_devries
email: odessamahonydevries@gmail.com website: odessamahonydevrie.wixsite.com/ odessa
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I work primarily with pastels, oil, and acrylic paint on surfaces such
as wood, canvas, paper or directly onto a wall. The paintings range from large-scale expressive work to smaller heavily textured pieces. Interested in the physical qualities of paint and how it behaves, I
play with colour, layering, and mediums. My work often has haptic brush marks that show the performative act involved in creating large work. I am interested in how life-size artworks can transform a space and affect the viewer on an emotional psychological level.
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Sunset over the houses
Acrylic and oil paint on canvas 90cm x 100cm (approx)
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Scratch
Acrylic and oil paint on wood 15cm x 20cm (approx)
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Sweeping
Acrylic on canvas 200cm x 130cm (approx)
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