Blakelee Harmon will be at m t burton gallery, 1819 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ
Painter/Immersive Media Creator
Represented by m t burton gallery, Surf City, NJ
Blakelee Harmon, painter & Immersive Media Creator
I am an immersive media art creator. My work involves blending original, large scale oil paintings with orchestrated, psychoactive content. I am a mover. My subject matter begins in the body before any permanence is established. Drawing on the inevitable influences that structure and shape our mental human experience, I paint, with each painting standing for an individual cause. Life’s experiences and passions recur as themes within collections of work: Love, Despair, Nature, Culture, Posthuman Feminism, and Betrayal. Once a piece is created, the process is augmented and displayed over my paintings, creating an immersive reality for the viewer. Large-scale canvases reflect the materiality of mistakes and work in collaboration with new concepts to show the effort and complexities of human consciousness. The work encourages viewers to question their identity, their role, their participation, and their observations that correlate with the work in front of them. I challenge the tolerance of forced biological system alterations that women and planet are too familiar with. My work challenges rational thought in a world where war and rape are as common as birth. Wonder, nostalgia, hopelessness and haunting circulates within my work as I challenge human relationships with a postnatural methodology. Branching out beyond the physical form requires the objectification of color and concept to move the audience into a posthuman mind frame. Consequently, art and life as a whole will become fluid and balanced, not forced to either be an object or a subject but a vessel within the energies among us equally.
Harmon lives and works in New York City.