A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Caroline Absher. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, Absher earned her BFA from the Pratt Institute in 2016. In her latest series, “Back to Oz,” Absher turns her attention to the psychological spaces where mind and body merge. Building his own personal version of “Oz” – an otherworldly realm inhabited by magical creatures – Absher’s paintings present a place of escape, located intangiblely in the mind, but also connected to the world natural and to our primordial human connection.
“Rather than capturing a version of reality, Absher brings the unseen world to life. With a fluidity of color and form, she bridges the gap between the external and the internal, inferring a collective and infinite ephemerality.
See more images from “Back to Oz” below or on display at Fredericks & Freiser in New York through June 17.