Details:

This floating and dreamlike composition features an object that appears in multiple sizes, as if it is shifting or fading. At the same time, the purplish-grey gouache brush strokes hide in a forest of abstract charcoal and graphite marks—revealing themselves upon close inspection.
Framed: 23.5 x 31.4 x 1.9 in.

① Artwork:

Untitled (for Fabrice)

This floating and dreamlike composition features an object that appears in multiple sizes, as if it is shifting or fading. At the same time, the purplish-grey gouache brush strokes hide in a forest of abstract charcoal and graphite marks—revealing themselves upon close inspection. The familiar yet intangible imagery creates a true illusionary space. The drawing is mounted flush in a custom oak frame without a glass or plexi obstruction between the object and the viewer. 

Alyse Ronayne's drawings approach abstraction through mimicry, a visually sparse approach that the artist adopted during the pandemic. Ronayne uses thick paper as a sort of journal page, adding drawings of objects seen throughout the day—frequently content seen through a smartphone screen. Ronayne's work references Surrealist paintings, ancient mosaic, contemporary sculpture, Moroccan rugs, the way light reflects on glass, graphic design and tattoo flourishes. Employing eye and hand, the artist evolves these objects into new and abstracted forms on paper.

Specs:

31.38 inches
23.5 inches
with frame
31.38 inches
23.5 inches

③ Artist:

Alyse Ronayne

Alyse Ronayne's drawings use mimicry as a way to approach abstraction, a visually sparse approach to the medium the artist adopted during the pandemic. The artist’s process treats thick paper as a journal page that collects content from the objects the artist views that day, frequently through the screen of a smartphone. Ronanyne’s compositions reference surrealist paintings, ancient mosaic, contemporary sculpture, Moroccan rugs, the way light reflects on glass, graphic design and tattoo flourishes—each abstracted by the artist’s eye and hands and evolving into new forms on the page.

Alyse Ronayne:
Untitled (for Fabrice), 2022
Charcoal, graphite, gouache on paper in oak frame
23.5 × 31.4 inches /