“My canvas is a playground,” Kristina Garon says, “where I can let my inner world create my outer world.” Her ability to balance internal and external universes makes her work unique, with representation and abstraction combining in a highly original way. Garon’s strength as a colorist gives abstract patterns a strong dose of drama and contrast. Juxtaposing what she calls “a combination of bright and happy colors with more sober blues,” the artist creates a variety of textures — from areas of pure color, to swirling drips and thickly applied pigments. Garon also says that she loves to work in acrylics, noting that the medium gives her canvases a feeling of fluidity. Representation comes into these works in the form of human faces and figures. At times those faces are buried beneath layers of paint, while at others they stand out strongly, adding another level of interest to the images.
Born and raised in Lithuania, Kristina Garon lives and works in Washington, DC, and will soon relocate to New York.