Courtney Applequist

Courtney Applequist’s highly textural paintings depict atomized reflections of her observed experiences, moments that are simultaneously fractured and whole.   Using primarily oil paint & charcoal to exaggerate value and color contrasts, her work depicts a palpable tension between a landscape classically rendered and a splintered mosaic of its individual parts; a tension between the symbolic and the real, the ideal and the passing. 

Pulling from her education in architectural design, she uses found geometries of light value & saturated color to move around the surface as she responds to the observed subject, creating a psychological remapping of observation, emotion and memory.

Courtney holds a BFA from Baylor University and currently works and resides in the greater Washington DC area.

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