Recent Paintings/Artist Statement
Coming out of a long winter of painting and into spring, I am looking at these new paintings and how they reference one another with their forms, structures, light and dark. I am interested in a sense of space and scale within the work. The paintings are abstract, but sometimes there are subtle, identifiable references to place. They are compilations of memories, emotions and visuals. I usually begin a painting with one or two colors in mind, visualizing a specific place and then this place often turns into another place or composite of several destinations as memories rewind and fast forward. Where I was headed with the work is not necessarily where I end up. One vision blurs, retreats, drips and gives way to another. Shadows and light at different times of day, the atmosphere of a location that hangs on in the mind and spirit — all of this goes into a painting.
I paint in the studio but the ideas come in large part from the New England coastline, especially Long Island Sound and the lower Cape, from the Florida Keys, and from the streets of New York City. In the paintings I try to distill the essence of a place in a moment of time while having a flow of energy making its way through the work.
Emilia Dubicki is a Connecticut based painter who shows her work in the Northeast. For more images and information, please visit her website www.emiliadubicki.com and Facebook.