Arleen Joseph lives and paints in New York City and she spends her summers in the hills of central Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende.
“My process is one of surrender to the descent and rebirth that occurs within each painting. While building upon layers of paint and history the work becomes a journey of the unknown. I become increasingly comfortable with that uncertainty and of my journey through the dialogue with the paint and canvas."
– Arleen Joseph
“This series speaks to my relationship to my travels around the world. Although its roots are found in landscape, the work is a preamble to the depiction of an abstracted landscape. It is an essence and sentiment prior to a passage."
“I start with a blank canvas and let the painting tell me where to go.
It is through the process of creation that I connect these paintings to places that I know."
“The Byzantine series explores the richness of gold in this period of history. The use of gold presents an exciting physicality of layering. It creates a luscious dialogue between the paint and the canvas."