dianne bowen

Member Since July 6, 2009

Originally from Brooklyn NY I live and and work in New York City. A Line, the simplest and most complicated marks, the earliest marks made by humans in a cave to communicate. Exploring materials through process, a conversation begins; my hand reacts to the surface. The works are based on initial translations of ambient sounds into forms of language and codes resulting in poems. Through these varied translations, I track, locate, decipher and reconstruct the myriad of infinite inaudible conversations and information bouncing faster than the speed of light. Lines in my work whirl about in a playful catch me if you can, as they crawl and swirl through constructed spaces seeking shelter and marking place. Time is both slow and fast. Through the process of mark making and use of materials and media reveals fragile connections. Using small metal dress pins and acid free tape, I meticulously piece patterns together creating temporary trails and spaces. Color in my work is minimal informed by basic organic life and urban dwelling. Painstakingly controlled drips of paint or drawing in varied pencils, are released into organic form and line allowing the work to reveal the unexpected while expressing my sheer joy in the process. Recently my work has expanded into installation, performance and short video. I focus on the inaction of moments that quietly connect and the interaction with the viewers during the process as an unwitting participant. My live drawing performance collaborations with musicians create a live dialogue between music and drawing. The drawing and music exist on the same plane as I draw on and from within a clear plastic tarp moving my body to the rhythms. This is the intimate language of life