NEW WORKThe Binary Series, Paintings 2019-2021
My paintings often explore relationships between forms, the passage of time, and interactions to create resonant states of affairs. A fellow artist once said, "Your paintings make me feel like I'm looking at detail shots of a much larger cosmic master plan. I'm down in the guts of one small quadrant of a great coded, living mandala." Each painting is a possibility among infinite possibilities and infinite potential. The complete body of my work is a catalog (Katalogos) of places that I have found and defined via abstract painting.
The Binary Series are paintings born of a simple idea: Start with two forms in relationship as the foundation of the painting, and take full freedom to improvise and build from there.
The improvisatory method of the paintings allows me to bring into this series a variety of techniques that I have developed and honed over the years. I use the techniques to manifest time, movement, and impending action, using pours, marks with brush or hand that show the kinetic energy of their making, and compositional innovations.
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Experimental video and time-lapse images of paintings in progress.