Brooklyn, New York-based artist Madeleine Bialke’s recent paintings explore a space in which the worlds of trees and people overlap. She says: “Trees are incredibly numerous in our lives, blanketing hills and lining streets. They are both significant and other; dream-like apparitions that dot the landscape and loom overhead.” Through the process of painting, she seeks new understandings of familiar landscapes, using a color palette designed to read more as emotion than description. “Light comes from mysterious sources, prioritizing symbolic meaning and emotional resonance over realistic interpretations,” she explains. “The atmosphere is thick with a dreamy, romantic haze of industry, indicative of a changing climate. The resulting works come from a pursuit to add more context and understanding to places I purport to know, and to find reasons to see them differently.”
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