Surface Slow Deep presents four new oil paintings by Los Angeles based artist Fabia Panjarian. Movement, flow and pattern are explored in this body of work. Using intense variations of line and color in the paintings’ physical surfaces, the pleasure of seeing is activated. Panjarian takes cues from the organization of melodic structures of counterpoint to create a similar experience visually. Like inside out clothing, one color is the inversion of the other. Placed side by side, colors interrupt patterns, much like when light reflects and refracts, colors are bleached and patterns are diffracted. This changes the velocity within each painting from glitchy to syncopated, then suspended like swaying in a lava lamp. Reminiscent of slow motion, and seductively wallowing.
Surface Slow Deep is the artists’ first solo exhibition in a commercial gallery in Los Angeles.
Fabia Panjarian lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BA from Haigazian University, Lebanon, MA from California State University Northridge and MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2013. Her work has been included in several group exhibitions including the CSU Main Gallery, Den Contemporary, and Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Panjarian has received the Hans G. Burkhardt Award and the Graduate Residency at Art Center. She is on part-time faculty at California State University Northridge.
Teal Syncopate, 2018, Oil and watercolor pencils on linen, 43.25 x 43.75 in / 111 x 110 cm
Pink Swing, 2018, Oil on linen, 43.75 x 43.25 in / 111 x 110 cm
Aqua Sway, 2018, Oil and watercolor pencils on linen, 43.75 x 43.25 in / 111 x 110 cm
Lavender Cadence, 2018, Oil on linen, 43.75 x 43.25 in / 111 x 110 cm