Stained Glass for Nihilists
Acrylic on Canvas 20" x 16"
Desiree Dufresne is interested in exploring the many facets of life through the lenses of curiosity, critique, wonder, and spontaneity. Her abstractions of the experiences of women, queer people, and the human condition itself seek to find affirmation of life in the midst of sadness and anxiety. She has a reverence for art of all kinds, and is a voracious consumer of visual art, film, written works, and performance art. She lets herself soak in the genius of other artists and refracts her inspirations through her own unique perspective. The self-taught artist works mostly with acrylic and oil paint, but also likes to play with gouache and watercolor here and there. Her unique sense of texture and composition brings the viewer into another world of perception wherein colors and shapes tell a story that is meant to be creatively interpreted. She loves working with different paint media and exploring the strengths and challenges of each one. Her application is confident, irreverent, and at times absurd, but every line, scribble, distorted shape, and unusual color is applied with studied intent. Desiree works as a teacher in Los Angeles, CA and has received two degrees in History. She has been accepted to the MFA in Fine Arts program at the admired OTIS College of Art and Design, and plans to begin classwork next year. Her artwork is included in several private art collections throughout the Untied States. She has also created many commissioned works of art.