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Emily Van Horn

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Text Message from Heaven Mixed Media on Panel 32" X 76" © Emily Van Horn
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Recuerdo Mixed Media on Panel 32"x76" © Emily Van Horn
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Art of appreciation Mixed Media on Panel 23"x29" © Emily Van Horn
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The Art of apppreciation Mixed Media on Panel 23"x29" © Emily Van Horn
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Pure Potentiality Mixed Media on Panel 23x29 © Emily Van Horn
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Source calling Mixed Media on Panel 23 X 29 © Emily Van Horn
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The art of allowing Mixed Media on Panel 23 X 29 © Emily Van Horn
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In the gap Mixed Media on Panel 23 X 29 © Emily Van Horn
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Untitled Mixed Media on Panel 23 X 29 © Emily Van Horn
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Off the grid Acrylic and Wax on Panel 23 X 29 © Emily Van Horn
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Super 8 Mixed Media on Apnel 20 X 20 © Emily Van Horn
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Untitled Mixed Media on Apnel 23 X 29 © Emily Van Horn
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Wisdom of my heart Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 30 © Emily Van Horn
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Cinderblock Acrylic and Wax on Canvas 30 X 40 © Emily Van Horn
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Untitled Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 48 © Emily Van Horn
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Broken Flowers I Acrylic on Canvas 40 X 50
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Long Beach
Birth year
1966
Lives in
Venice
Works in
Venice
Tags
mixed-media, abstract
Statement


I find myself more engaged by the non-literal. It allows for greater possibility to find meaning on a deeper level. I draw inspiration from seemingly random juxtapositions. Principles of quantum physics, the crumbling splendor of a half torn down apartment in Barcelona, an engaging soundtrack can all become resources.

My paintings represent the distillation of accumulated experiences and how they’ve been instinctively contained and translated. Each piece begins as a journal entry using paint instead of words. Color, line, shape, and collage become the vehicle for creating a visual map of where I’ve been and where I want to go.

I tend to express myself in fragments or small pieces of information which give subtle reference to an idea, feeling, or experience. With support of the grid for structure words become marks and a dialog begins. A hierarchy emerges and decisions are made regarding what it essential and what to let go of. Layering and removing paint, adding and covering line the conversation continues until a particular frequency resonates and there is a sense of balance and connection.