I enjoy exploring the ideas of perspective, in how our vantage point changes how we feel about a something. The subjects of my work are spaces or things that are typically overlooked or even considered mundane. We can all look at the same image, but feel something completely different based on the range of experiences we bring with us. By splicing together multiple views of my subject, I am asking the viewer to slow down and consider different perspectives of the same subject. Sometimes I incorporate empty areas of canvas between spliced images to create a kind of cinematic flux that paces how the viewer experiences the image. When painting on multiple canvases I am further directing the viewer to notice the mundane as the wall that the work is hung on suddenly becomes a consideration. The flat color of the wall interacts with the painting to create a kind of push and pull by giving a new identity to these overlooked spaces.
Sometimes my work even conjures and emotional response to something viewers never viewed as relevant. Why is one moved by an empty room, or an old staircase? How does one feel about a rumpled bed? What influences those feelings? The angles shown? The colors used? What about your own emotional baggage? Although my paintings contain details, sometimes even minute details, I try to leave enough ambiguity in my subjects that the viewer has room to bring their own feelings to their experience of the work. I may suggest a mood or feeling through the colors I use, but this is typically done to bring awareness to the fact that there are many ways to look at things from a physical perspective, and also many ways to respond to things emotionally.
CURRENT SHOWS "ArtFields", Lake City, SC - April 20 - 28, 2018 "Cyndy Epps Solo Show", The MACK, McCormick, SC - April 2018 "Considering Perspectives", University Gallery, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA - March 2018 “MFA Showcase,” Beta Space, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland - March 2018
To view my more traditional work please visit cyndyeppsfineart.com