Aubrey Saget was born in New York City, grew up in Los Angeles, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In 2013, she co-founded the artist collective Studio200. She is an artist and a curator. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University (2009) and her Masters of Fine Arts at New York University (2016). She has curated and shown in exhibitions including Interior, Studio 200 (New York, NY) 2013, Artifact, RePopRoom (New York, NY) 2014, Retrospect, RePopRoom (New York, NY) 2014, me-rid-i-an, The Living Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) 2015, VHF, Art Helix (Brooklyn, NY) 2016.
Aubrey Saget’s paintings focus on framing and pacing. The imagery varies in time and space, merges with the subconscious, and freezes. Sweeps of oil paint activate the gesso-ed ground, while self-reflexively indexing the material. The simple white surface collapses into an infinite void, narrowing the lens to the point of claustrophobia.
The value of the white surface oscillates from painting to painting. Her process centers around adding and subtracting within each small frame. Oil paint is absorbed, wiped, and sometimes omitted completely, forming a myriad of stark light sources. Her portrayals of intense, yet intimate spaces are simultaneously specific and enigmatic. Through off-kilter repetition the imagery disorients; however, it remains centered around one desolate familiar breadth.
Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions including Aubrey Saget, 3walls (Brooklyn, NY) 2017 and a room, 80WSE Gallery (New York, New York) 2015.