Mechele Anna Shoneman is a Morganville, New Jersey painter whose work addresses contemporary themes and issues. Using a vibrant color palette and spontaneous strokes, she takes an investigative approach to her oil paintings, exploring the jagged turbulence created by points of luminosity. Shoneman’s interest in the physics of turbulent flow is expressed as a recurring theme in her paintings.
Shoneman is influenced by Lucian Freud, Jenny Saville, Willem de Kooning, and her mentor, Grace Graupe Pillard. She is also obsessed with the color rage and light play of Expressionists like Van Gogh and Munch.
Shoneman studied at the School of Visual Arts and works out of her studio, run by Chashama, a Manhattan arts organization. She has exhibited at Monmouth Museum, Middletown Arts Center and Chashama. Her paintings are also in the homes of private collectors.
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