|Infinity/Little White Lines|
|George Washington Parkway series|
|Work on paper|
Maremi Hooff Andreozzi was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Andreozzi earned a BFA from Cornell University in 1994 and a MFA from Clemson University in 1997. Andreozzi has had solo exhibitions at The Torpedo Factory, Radford University, Glenview Mansion for the Arts, Rockville Arts Place, Ritz Carlton Georgetown and The Stimson Center. Her work is in the collection of Restaurant Eve, JD Marriot, DC Commission for the Arts, Arlington County Arts Commission and many private collectors. Her show "Little White Lines" recently concluded at the Park View Gallery in Glen Echo Park, MD. Her next major solo show is at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Art Center/NOVA in August. She lives and works in Alexandria, VA.
Through my work, I strive to push the boundaries of design. Color, line, and shape are realized as pattern to create a visual theatre. I love to explore the harmony and disconnect between the organic and geometric, symmetrical and asymmetrical, cool and warm, fast and slow, dense and airy. I seek out the dichotomy between all these elements.
In the series “ZIP”, I am studying the movement of a single white line zipping and looping through a patterned space. I love how one white line can convey so much energy and character, and am fascinated by how something inconspicuous can dictate the speed and the read of the image. Similarly, I am interested in how your eye identifies pattern and corrects for inconsistencies. Each works is comprised of three fundamental components - line, circle and square. By restricting the “elements”, I hope to highlight the simplicity and combined complexity of the work. The series “ZIP” is a nod to the minimalist artist, Barnett Newman, and his “zip” paintings.
In the “INFINITY” paintings, I am expanding on design and pattern. The abstracted infinity shape is the foundation of the image - infusing stability and continuity. Taking inspiration from design magazines, catalogs and commercial detritus, a design motif is built with patterns, colors and lines. I want to highlight the overlap of these correspondences. Like “infinity” this study is boundless and endless in its variations and adaptations. For me, it offers a limitless quest for aesthetic originality.
Maremi Hooff Andreozzi