Mandy Lyn Ford, HIM, 2015, Gesso, acrylic, oil paint, and canvas on wood panel, 15 x 10 x 5 1⁄2 in

Mandy Lyn Ford

Mandy Lyn Ford is a Los Angeles artist, who’s tactile and emotional work straddles the line between painting and sculpture. Using canvas, paint, acrylic medium, and gesso, she molds and hand builds 3D surfaces often cutting them up half way through and reassembling. Each work informs the next as well as stands in conversation to such contemporaries as Bret Slater, Caroline Larsen, Peter Halley, Jonathan Lasker, Bram Bogart, Kari Cholnoky. In this way the works take on the historic dialogue of painting while developing their own vocabulary. With inspiration coming from sumptuous layer cakes, techy computer screen, vintage graphics, punk rock, and lush stained-glass window they each strike a balance between rough and dirty, and sexy and clean. Ford lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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