Color over Form

Abigail Mundt


I find myself drawn to dichotomy and am fascinated with the friction generated by the collision of color and form. In these works, I am interested in exploring the sensations created or resulting from contrasting or colliding forces. The two main components of each panel are arrived at by collaging two pieces of paper that fit together like puzzle pieces. The shaped collages are enlarged, their shapes cut from wood, and the imagery reproduced using oil paint. The two abstract elements contained in each unique shaped panel work together to create complex imagery that can be both micro and macro in appearance. Their relationship is filled with tension because the pieces simultaneously pull apart and come together. Color and form walk the line between balance and imbalance, which makes for a dynamic viewing experience.

As the Department of Art and Art History’s 2022 BFA class’ time at UConn draws to a close, we look back fondly on the time we spent together and the memories we made along the way. Although we now look forward to our creative futures, we wish to say thank you and farewell to our devoted professors and advisors who’ve worked alongside us throughout these transformative years.