Kianja Strobert’s paintings reference the modernist lineage, from Abstract Expressionism to Arte Povera. While Strobert mines past traditions, she simultaneously subverts them through untraditional materials and gestures, offering new ways of making contemporary abstract paintings. As a fundamental departure, Strobert paints on paper rather than canvas, reversing a hierarchy of materials in a tradition where canvas has historically been used and perceived as possessing heightened “value.”
Strobert presents a talk about her practice. She is currently a Visiting Faculty in The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.
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