Dina Good (°1965, Olympia WA, United States) makes paintings and mixed media artworks. Through a radically singular approach that is nevertheless inscribed in the contemporary debate, Good tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations.
Her paintings never show the complete structure. This results in the fact that the artist can easily imagine an own interpretation without being hindered by the historical reality. By applying abstraction, she uses references and ideas that are so integrated into the process of the composition of the work that they may escape those who do not take the time to explore how and why these images haunt you, like a good film, long after you’ve seen them.
Her work doesn’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, she creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
Her works are a drawn reflection upon the art of painting itself: thoroughly self-referential, yet no less aesthetically pleasing, and therefore deeply inscribed in the history of modernism – made present most palpably in the artist’s exploration of some of the most hallowed of modernist paradigms. Dina Good currently lives and works in Fort Worth Texas.
“We speak from our brain, we sing from our heart, but where humanity is concerned we connect through our Art.”
-Dina S. Good
- Dina is a member of The Visual Arts Society of Texas and was selected as “Artist of the Month” of February 2020.
This digital painting was completed 2/20 and is of my husband Christopher Johnson and our grandson Bastion.