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ASHLEIGH SUMNER

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LOVE IS NOT A VICTORY MARCH, 2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media With Oil Pastel on Birch Panel Finished in Resin 48" X 36"
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STAG NATION, 2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media With Oil Pastel on Birch Panel Finished in Resin 48" X 36"
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HERS IS THE SONG, 2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 72" X 48"
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ancient love, 2013 MixED MEDIA ACRYLIC and SPRAY PAINT on BIRCH PANEL FINISHED in RESIN 48
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Ancient Love (in detail)
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LONGING, 2013 MIXED MEDIA ACRYLIC and SPRAY PAINT on Canvas 36
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hope, 2013 mixED MEDIA ACRYLIC and SPRAY PAINT on BIRCH PANEL FINISHED in RESIN 48" X36"
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RISE, 2012 miXED MEDIA ACRYLIC and SPRAY PAINT on BIRCH PANEL FINISHED in RESIN 6' X 4' - Diptych
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RISE (in detail)
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Broken Wings and Lost Halos, 2013 MIXED MEDIA ACRYLIC and SPRAY PAINT on BIRCH PANEL FINISHED in RESIN
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Broken Wings and Lost Halos (in detail)
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We Are All Angels, 2012 Mixed Media (bible Pages With Pages From the Play, Angels in America) With Spray Paint 6' X 4' - Diptych
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We Are All Angels (in detail)
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BLIND TRUST, 2012 MIXED MEDIA ACRYLIC and SPRAY PAINT on BIRCH PANEL FINISHED in RESIN 36" X 48"
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RISK, 2012 Acrylic, Spray Paint, on Steel 60" X 48"
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WHEN DHARMA MEETS KARMA, 2012 MIXED MEDIA ACRYLIC and SPRAY PAINT on BAMBOO PANEL FINISHED in RESIN 4' X 8' - TRIPTYCH
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When DHARMA MEETS KARMA (in detail)
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Power Corrupts. Poetry Cleanses., 2012 MIXED MEDIA ACRYLIC and SPRAY PAINT on BIRCH PANEL FINISHED in RESIN 4' X 13' - Triptych
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Power Corrupts. Poetry Cleanses...(in detail)
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Blindfolded, 2012 Mixed Media, Resin on Wood 30x36 © Artspace Warehouse
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18 MILLION, 2011
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HOME, 12/2010 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Bamboo 48" X 36"
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HOME - in detail
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The 213 Acrylic 48x36 © Ashleigh Sumner
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This is love, this is love, 2011 Acrylic, Ink, and Mixed Media on Bamboo 48" X 36"
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I AM , 2011 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Bamboo Panel Finished in Resin 24" X 24"
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Victor Saavedra Gallery, Barcelona Spain - "Silences" exhibition, 2013
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"Silences" opening - Victor Saavedra Gallery
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"Silences" opening - Victor Saavedra Gallery
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"Silences" opening - Victor Saavedra Gallery
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"Silences" opening - Victor Saavedra Gallery
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"Silences" opening - Victor Saavedra Gallery
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Land, 2014 Acrylic, Mixed Media, Resin on Wood 48x48"
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Raleigh North Carolina
Birth year
1979
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
Western Carolina University, 2002, BA Theatre Arts
Tags
studio-lofts modern painting, abstract
Statement

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

As a young girl growing up in the rural woods of North Carolina, the unharnessed, pulsating energy of far away cities inspired my imagination.  Twenty years later and living in Los Angeles, the movement, lines, and rhythm of the city still capture my imagination and serve as inspiration for my artwork.

Through bold, abstract expression, I attempt to incorporate the implied visual of densely populated, urban landscapes with the raw, gritty texture of industrial areas. The combination of these elements is intended to evoke a powerful sense of unrestrained, vitality to the viewer.

My process begins with my ipod. I listen to music to ground me in the body and carbonate me emotionally.  With a palette knife, I then apply several thick layers of bold color by scraping paint across wood panels or canvas. I follow by incorporating strong accents of black through out the piece.  Finally, I introduce resin into the process to render added depth and to convey a modern, veneer surface to the artwork.

During my early days as an artist, my goal was to create work as close to realism as possible.  As I’ve grown older, more complex, and layered through my life experience, I’ve come to realize life is a fluid, at times abstract happening - not a rigid experience defined by lines.  With time my work naturally began to shift, reflecting that understanding.  Proof, once again, art truly does imitate life.