Modulation & Harmony

Emon Surakitkoson

Sept 8–Oct 31, 2020
Mansion at Strathmore

Sweeping movements and inky undulations stretch across the mixed media paintings of Emon Surakitkoson, created from acrylic and pen. The Washington, DC artist with Thai roots examines how the disorienting experience of leaving one culture for another creates a sense of chaos. In her black, white, and grayscale works, she brings harmonization to disorder. With large, expansive brush strokes, Surakitkoson organizes seemingly random swirling forms into pleasing compositions that encourage the viewer’s eye to move around the canvas with a fluid motion. Her bold use of contrast merges with a harmonic depiction of movement in these abstractions, provoking reflection on the complexities of cross-cultural experience and identity.

More exhibitions to explore: Paper Works: The Art of Paper and Woolgathering: Shana Kohnstamm

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Banner: Small Talk by Emon Surakitkoson


Comfort Zone by Emon Surakitkoson. A painting showing three swooping gestures of black paint or ink on white canvas made with a large paintbrush. There are some small splatters of black paint. The artwork is framed on a white brick wall.
Comfort Zone by Emon Surakitkoson


Curator’s Tour: Paper Works, Woolgathering, Modulation & Harmony

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