Mackenzie Dennison Artist statement – Hite

Skin Studies focuses on the elasticity and resiliency of different skin types and body builds. I am drawn to the subject of skin because it is a protector of internal systems and is a part of each persons’ identity. I find inspiration in people and their bodies because each is unique. My oil paintings are presented in the order that I created them, which allows the viewer to see the work’s progression as I study and become more familiar with each figure.

I use a warm yellow and cool blue light to illuminate my subjects and to create an interesting effect that assists in showing the curve and three dimensionality of the skin. I want my paintings to provoke viewers to look at skin in a new way.
See more of Mackenzie’s work on her Instagram @kenzinkartist

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