I happened upon the work of Sara Suppan, a current BFA candidate at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, mostly by accident. Lately I've been taken with interior images, mostly in the photographic realm, that explore the subtle nuances of light and atmosphere in closed-in environments. Suppan's oil paintings capture the unusual hues and tones of interior spaces in a way that a photograph might, but where the medium of paint exacts a timeless, perhaps dreamlike quality, taking the viewer out of the immediacy of these spaces that a photograph would represent, and giving us an extra measure of mystery.
Suppan also created a fun and rather inspired series of twenty-five small-scale interior watercolor paintings based on images found on Craigslist. She explains in her statement that her work explores the relationship between the home and the body, and through images and constructions that depict the absence of the body, one becomes more aware of the role it plays within a space.
More information and work can be found at sarasuppan.com.