Monday, February 25, 2013

Paintings 2012-2013













A Thousand Dead Oceans
Oil on Panel, 11 x 14 inches
2012







Let Your Light So Shine
Oil on Panel, 11 x 14 inches
2012







Through the Devil Softly
Oil on Panel, 12 x 16 inches
2012

Artist Statement




Varying configurations of image and form, chance and control, the hand made and mass-produced are my entry point into painting. The process embodies a struggle to make intelligible a complex and fragmented, miniature space that teeters between representation and abstraction. 

Flat images are modeled into three-dimensional folds; which have little to do with their 2 dimensional contours- creating topographies of images. This process of translation creates a loss, distortion and fracture, yet the scrambled image becomes a field of possibilities-cultural hallucinations, and open-ended associations; a kind of visual ‘backmasking’.  

The work investigates the complexity of our instinctual need to locate ourselves within a space, our innate desire to find pattern, and the ever-present possibility of unintelligibility within the inundation of images that characterizes our current cultural landscape.

Saturday, November 6, 2010