24″ x 24″

Artist Statement:
“Exuding implosive energy, my paintings are made in a highly intuitive idiosyncratic manner. With obscure darkness lurking just beneath the surface, these mad saturated surreal color field-like experiments permeate bearded membranes, encrypted anthropomorphic mythical creatures, and biomorphic poisonous blossoms.

I consider the scenes subliminal landscapes. They are created with excruciatingly seductive, lecherous, saturated pours of paint that look at times as though they might ooze off the surface. These amoeba-like pours are juxtaposed with intricate thin black lines similar to ornamental filigree that whisper fragility. Drips become characters that play out feelings of fear and greed as well as ecstasy and joy. Decadent and detailed micro and macro worlds spring from my personal encrypted consciousness that effuses rhythm, flowering complexities and deathly howling disturbances.

Derived from the vernacular of the craft movement these patterned expansive fields are filled with patchwork quilts, poured gem-like charms, and prickly slurping sludge. The abstract content fuses non linear narratives with the language of paint itself.”

untitled (still life #1)
14″ x 17″

Pussi Willow
11″ x 11″

Thanks GENart for turning me on to this great Chicago-based artist. Amy says she finds inspiration in, “the fluidity of entropy found everywhere; botanicals, pornography, music, cellulite, birth defects, interior design, the juxtaposition between cute and unnerving, abstration, children’s books and the confusion of teenage thought.” She also loves textiles, kitsch and superflous decoration.

I concur.

— Anthony P. Munoz