Many big cities have a reputation for being gray and industrial. But not in Amy Shackletonof the world. The Canadian artist imagines a future where cities and nature are connected. She creates vibrant acrylic paintings that merge architecture with organic landscapes.
Shackleton uses a drip painting technique – where paint is dripped or poured directly onto the canvas – to “get a natural energy into his work”. In fact, she achieves both the organic forms found in the environment and the straight lines of modern buildings without the use of a brush. Instead, she carefully directs the flow of paint and layers to achieve her mesmerizing creations.
“[I] drip representative works that bring nature back to the city,” she told My Modern Met. “I apply liquid paint with squeeze bottles and rotate the canvas to manipulate the path of each drop.” Accordingly, Shackleton produces portals to a colorful world that is suspended between the future and the imagination; where nature has returned to the city, or perhaps even been captured by it.
Canadian artist Amy Shackleton creates stunning acrylic paintings that combine city and nature.
She uses a drip technique to imagine a future where plants and trees have returned to urban spaces.
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