[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”10415″ add_caption=”yes” style=”vc_box_rounded”][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Website: www.cesbenshade.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Caroline Esbenshade” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” letter_spacing=””][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Caroline Esbenshade’s arts practice is typically based around oil painting but she also dabbles in watercolour and photographic mediums. She has been working professionally since 2007. During that period she’s explored a myriad of subjects but they all have similar themes. At this time her passion for snorkeling and sea life has led her to explore many marine subjects, and her experience of growing up in Japan also gives an influence to her aesthetic.

 

Esbenshade’s style is contradictorily uninhibited and rigid. She simultaneously mixes wild drips and bold strokes with obsessive passages of patterns, gradients, and detail. She also tends toward maintaining a flat surface, preferring to visually create texture rather than viscerally build it up.

 

Of her own work, Esbenshade says that “My paintings are how I deal with and record my emotions, and then later seek validation to salve the wounds left by them.” As such, her work is filled with coded representations of interpersonal experience, many of which use references culled from books, art history, pop culture and films giving. This gives them a sense of familiarity while maintaining an exotic edge.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10417″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”10416″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row]