Diane Mazur is a visual artist, specializing in paintings, wood constructions, ceramics and installations. She is a colorist, and her artwork is highly Expressionistic. Mazur comes from a figurative background, and since 1978, she has been exploring questions about human perception and psychology in paintings that are designed to be viewed from many directions, thus more abstractly. Each perspective lends associations and narratives unique to each individual viewer, and the potential multiple viewpoints imply content of transformation and simultaneity. She paints her paintings on the floor, working around them, impregnating them with suggestion, and developing them abstractly. She has shown them on the floor, the ceiling and created works that turn, but presently, she prefers to equip them to be hung from any direction to be determined by each venue/viewer.
Mazur's efforts to stretch the boundaries of 2-D space by offering many paintings simultaneously in one object, relates to quantum theories of simultaneity and time/space issues. Mazur hopes to extend the visual experience for viewers. She strives for a tension between abstraction and narrative, a reconciliation of opposites between the child-like/spontaneous, and the analytical. The viewers’ imaginations and experiences inform their interpretations of the paintings, shaping their impressions of what they are seeing, and proving that “things are not always as we perceive them”. Each of us perceives the world in our own way.