My practice includes painting, fiber art, and drawing. Working with different materials allows me to discuss formal qualities on different surfaces. The reality of texture, time and surface is shared across all mediums but perceived differently in each one.
This new body of work attached to this submission is non-gestural and brush strokes are absent. There are no traces of the act of painting and the colors seem to move across the surface in a fluid and seamless way. This stands in extreme contrast to the actual process of creating this work, one similar to the act of action painting and its physicality. Multiple layers of paint are brushed repeatedly onto the canvas to create smooth layers. My intention was to create independent forms that should not be perceived as painted shapes on a surface but as three-dimensional objects.
I have explored the transformation of paint into light and the creation of three-dimensional reality on a flat surface in the past. The new paintings take these ideas further by exploring new spatial relationships and expanding the formal vocabulary by adding curvilinear elements.These new components create an anthropomorphic and biomorphic system of relationships that refer to the urban environment as well as the human body and condition. Shape turns into form. Form turns into volume. Volume turns into emotion.