Aubrey Saget’s paintings focus on framing and pacing. The imagery varies in time and space. Sweeps of oil paint activate the gesso-ed ground, while self-reflexively indexing the material. The lens is narrowed to the point of claustrophobia.
The value of the surface and color fields oscillate from painting to painting. Her process centers around adding and subtracting within each small frame. Paint is absorbed, wiped, and sometimes omitted completely, forming a myriad of stark light sources. Her portrayals of intense, yet intimate spaces are simultaneously specific and enigmatic. Through off-kilter repetition the imagery disorients; however, it remains centered around one desolate familiar breadth.
Aubrey was born in New York City, grew up in Los Angeles, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In 2013, she co-founded an artist collective called Studio 200. She received her Master’s in Fine Art from New York University in 2016.