"untitled (12.30.20-01.05.21)" -- MFA Thesis '21 -- dalya bain
dalya bain
dalya bain (b. 1996, MD) is an artist from a rural county in Southern Maryland. She received her BA in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Maryland College Park and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Her work explores the meditative process of making art, and the ways that form and color can create a pleasurable and joyful sensation in the viewer.
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Artist Statement
I borrow a quote from Alma Thomas - as this basically explains my work and the purpose behind it.

"Through color [and form --> my addition], I have sought to concentrate on beauty and happiness, rather than man's inhumanity to man."

I no longer want to focus on the terrible things that I experience, or the chaos happening in this world. I want to focus on a reason to continue living. I seek value in the ordinary - in things that we often take for granted. As a result, I have become enamored with nature and its ability to survive and exist through the toughest times. I watch nature documentaries to experience worlds that I may never get the chance to visit. I remember parts of images from watching nature documentaries and from taking walks outside. I then transform these impressions into forms and colors. The result is the colorful abstractions presented before you.