Indoor spaces are places where people seek comfort, warmth, and solitude. Kristin Stashenko’s solo exhibition, “Spaces,” explores how interior spaces reflect one’s continuous search for well-being. As an escape from the outside world, Kristin Stashenko’s interiors provide solace with their radiant, welcoming atmospheres.
Kristin Stashenko, Mirror Image. Acrylic, 30 x 40.”
In creating her paintings for “Spaces,” Stashenko wanted to capture the architectural structures and emotion of a scene. She said that “architectural subjects and how the light interacts with surfaces has always inspired me to reproduce the mood they evoke.”
Kristin Stashenko, New York Café. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20.”
In defining the mood of her scenes, Kristin Stashenko explained that public and private locations elicit different emotional responses: “Our personal spaces deﬁne and comfort us, [but] public spaces often inspire and cause us to reﬂect on our culture: past, present and future.”
Kristin Stashenko, Reflection. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36."
With subtle abstraction, Stashenko’s interiors offer a charming balance between familiarity and awe. Ultimately, each viewer forms their own personal experience with Stashenko’s paintings through exploration and interpretation.
Kristin Stashenko, Paris 5PM. Gouache, 24 x 30.”
Kristin Shashenko, Chandelier. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36.”
See Kristin Stashenko’s solo show, “Spaces,” is on view in the Red Room Gallery through December 24th.
Artist Kristin Stashenko
Banner Image credit: Kristin Stashenko, Intermission. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24."