In Danielle Coenen's artworks, faces merge with abstract marks of paint and mixed media. At times, they are more evocative, with an intense gaze and deconstructed mouth or concealed eyes. Other times, the character's expression is quiet, but there is tension against the quality of the paint, looking eroded from different textures that are scraped and scratched in several layers. These close-up expressions floating in abstraction are moments within mindscapes. Surreal palettes and dissipating forms bring an ethereal quality to the characters, allowing them to take shape and come undone.
This colorful figurative 36 inch high by 28 inch wide original oil and mixed media painting on paper is signed by the artist on the front of the artwork. This artwork is framed in a white wood frame. SIze and price include the frame. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable U.S. and international shipping are available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included.
Danielle Coenen is a Boston-based painter who creates portraits characterized by saturated palettes and merging of realism with expressive abstraction. She received a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2011, trained in both painting and sculpture. Her deep interest in psychology drives her love for portraiture, with her style evolving from a long accumulation of influences including graffiti, surrealism, and abstract expressionism. Danielle has had solo exhibitions in Boston and New York City as well as participated in numerous group exhibitions across New England. Her work is held in private collections throughout the U.S. and internationally. The most notable feature of her work was in Dr. Robert Mendoza’s Harvard College Ted Talk “What If I’m Wrong,” connecting her process to forensic neuropsychology. Danielle is also a nationally recognized art educator with awards from The Scholastic Foundation and The National YoungArts Foundation.