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I found Kazaan Vivieros art on the Page Bond Gallery website. She earned her BA in studio art and religious studies from the University of Virginia in 1992 and her MFA in printmaking from The San Francisco Art Institute in 1994. She makes work for solo and group exhibitions as well as commissions.
I was initially attracted to Kazaan's work by the way she meshes abstract compositions and backgrounds with literal, recognizable subjects such as kitchen tools. I want to borrow from her that idea of incorporating technical, realistic skill into an abstract piece.
My work is an exploration of perceptual relationships within the context of an evolving mental landscape. Each piece presents assembled images stemming from a rich library of personal and cultural references, ranging from literature and myth, to personal experiences or travels and paintings centuries old. The images emerge slowly, appearing, disappearing, shifting and transforming, until the right combination manifests itself. Each work becomes a synthesis of elements forming ambiguous relationships within the picture plane. The process is intuitive. The result is a quality texture, representing the creative process itself, revealing what time does to the surface of things.