Ellen Hackl Fagan


Ellen Hackl Fagan

I am an interdisciplinary conceptual artist whose abstract paintings and interactive digital games explore the nature of synaesthesia by pairing color to sound.

I begin with painting: saturation, accident, allowing the materials to speak. Jumping off this way generates new information; color begs for further investigation.

Deep blue is an invitation to get reckless 

Rich, powdery, dangerous, The Void. 

Painting opens the door to a big adventure, a song.

Current explorations involve painting on oversized museum boards, exaggerating the dynamic pattern and saturated color as they increase to an immersive scale. The paintings are oriented horizontally, barely lifting off the floor, hovering. This adds a layer of tension, heightening our awareness. Fight or flight.