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Xanda McCagg

At the core of my work is a fascination with the human experience. I consider systems of human behavior in relation to larger happenings: poverty, war, systems of control and understanding, government, and religion vs. mythology. As an artist, I observe and comment on the human condition on both a global and an intimate level. The dichotomies we are effected by and that which define us are the root and structure behind the work: how we are connecting or being ripped apart, what we have or lack, when we are strong vs. weak and aware or oblivious, here in the present and then gone.

My interest lies in of how a subtle or vast shift alters relationships. My work continues to explore the fine line between perception and imagination of these relationships through an articulation of compositional effects. Using line and form, I determine how much or how little information is necessary to communicate these shifts.

Although abstract, my work is influenced by formal principles. I use these principles both literally and metaphorically as the vocabulary with which I develop my compositions.

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An Understanding Oil, Graphite on Canvas 36x36

An Understanding
Oil, Graphite on Canvas
36x36

Re-cognize Oil, Graphite on Canvas 36x36

Re-cognize
Oil, Graphite on Canvas
36x36

Observed Oil, Graphite on Canvas 24x18

Observed
Oil, Graphite on Canvas
24x18

Untitled Oil, Graphite on Canvas 20x20

Untitled
Oil, Graphite on Canvas
20x20