Hallie Hart calls her works “a dance of body and paint.” Forgoing the use of brushes, she uses her hands to apply her paints, working suspended from a catwalk while her canvases are placed on the floor. Citing such artists as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Willem de Kooning as influences, Hart shares their unconventional take on the relationship between painter and canvas, as well as their dynamic conception of line, color and space. But with her clean, sharp sense of composition, she brings the spirit and approach of Abstract Expressionism into a fresh, modern setting.
Her images combine drips of paint with elements like bold geometric lines, creating canvases that buzz with energy, their dense patterns and striking color combinations keeping the viewer’s eye in motion while also radiating harmony and balance. Working in acrylics, Hart uses their bold, vivid colors—from deep blacks to bright yellows—to maximum effect in her paintings, giving each one a multi-layered quality that greatly enhances its physical power. Hart lives and works in the New York City area.