Rachael Wren: Interview

Rachael Wren, Mirage, 2015, oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches (courtesy of the artist and Wave Hill)
Rachael Wren, Mirage, 2015, oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches (courtesy of the artist and Wave Hill)

Danni Shen interviews painter Rachael Wren on the occasion of Wren's exhibition The Edge of Place at Wave Hill House, on view through December 04, 2016.

Wren remarks: "Although the colors in my work come from real experiences, the paintings don’t refer to any particular place. I’m not trying to recreate a specific landscape, but rather to present a more universal sense of place for the viewer to travel into. I want to create an enveloping atmosphere that evokes a sensory response that is similar to being in a natural environment. My hope is that the work invites viewers to slow down in front of it and breathe deeper, the way one might when surrounded by nature."