The White Columns Curated Artist Registry
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STATEMENT OF WORK
My painting process has evolved into a system of invented rules, peculiar logic and brief interludes of freedom. When faced with a blank canvas I define strict compositional parameters with tape. Some sections of the surface are earmarked for experimentation. Others are reserved for space in which I react to previous uncontrolled marks in order to create a visual relationship.
Employing custom-made tools similar to concrete trowels I methodically build up layers of acrylic polymer and pigment to create a variety of surfaces – from smooth lustrous planes that echo the backlit screens of today’s digital landscape, to thick, hazy films that obscure the painting’s history. Even though I follow a set of self-imposed rules in an attempt at controlling a painting’s outcome, ultimately the results of my efforts are driven by chance.