SYMPATHY FOR THE GREMLIN by Caroline Pinney
Original Artwork by Caroline Pinney
15" x 19"
Acrylic, Ink, Oil Stick, and Coffee on Paper
About the Artist
Caroline Pinney is a contemporary figurative artist whose work primarily explores intimacy and human relationships.
Pinney’s paintings evoke an art brut approach, treading the line between gestural and more controlled methods of application. Both her use of color and texture are deeply influenced by the artist’s environment. Her characteristic color palette and the various textures she materializes embody her distinct visual language. She manipulates traditional materials such as acrylic, oil and charcoal, while her experimental practice employs coffee staining, ink made from natural elements, spray paint, and subtractive methods — adding an eccentric dynamism. This textural diversity reflects the individuality of her figures, each with their own perceptible disposition. Her paintings comment on the spectrum of contemporary social interaction: vibrant moments of solidarity, chaotic scenes with an underlying tension, and contemplative moments of leisure, intimacy, or companionship.