The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
(note: This work is entirely digital: these are not photographs of work made in other media.)
I am looking for – what? I know it when I find it. My works are explorations that start on a ground that’s emptier than a desert – it’s not even ground it’s a digital screen that has no assigned dimension or texture yet lacks the mystery of outer space; normal time does not exist here either. Thing happen fast. In an instant I turn the white into glowing orange and populate it - in the next instant I turn the orange into deep blue stripes… Working digitally, the possibilities are so infinite and immediate that if I wasn’t searching for something that sings to me, that I personally want to contemplate, something that has an unexpected order - I would be overwhelmed.
The computer – MY computer that is, it is personal – it’s like a musical keyboard that has many instruments (colors) and distortions and reverb (audible shadow). Instead of a mouse, I use a stylus - it is more like an electronic tongue than a paintbrush. My searches / explorations are similar to what abstract painters experience, it involves intense looking, inventing, testing and probing of the visual languages of our era - but the medium is entirely different. Digital work reveals neither process or time – an image could have taken five minutes or weeks, any pentimenti is deliberate, I can even go back to the original big bang and start over…
I also create visual books (both one of a kind and commercially printed. readily available) and I draw, endlessly, on actual paper, using whatever is at hand.