Calling Tampa based Natalie Kuehn a “visual artist” sells her short in a way. Working in art direction, graphic design, and set design in addition to studio painting, Kuehn’s relationship with visual language extends beyond the scope of a strictly defined visual art. Perhaps it is her paintings, though, that offer the most nuanced conversation. Her work is often both abstract and figurative. Painterly strokes land on and around recognizable objects. In this way, Kuehn’s work comments on issues and ideas such as urban decay, memory, creation and destruction while also addressing concerns specific to the medium. Check out more of Natalie Kuehn’s work on her website here.