These earlier works represent my conceptual goal of compositions that stretch visualization norms. Open areas are favored in these works as is the emphasis on my interpretation of Yin/Yang contrasts. That seesaw of protagonists vying for attention has morphed in the later paintings with a similar archaic space but with more compositional elements. In later works the seesaw tug has diminished in favor of more complex correspondences.
- Acrylic on paper (22.5″ x 30″) and Masonite (3′ x 4′)
- Pasted elements, rubbed on paint, scrubbed, repeat.
- Space-stacked, abstracted items still identifiable.
- Yin & Yang simplicity.
“But, after all, the aim of art is to create space – space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live.”
“As the philosopher Immanuel Kant put it, the concept of space serves as the organizing principle by which we perceive and interpret the world, even in abstract ways”.
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Presented in completion date sequence (most recent at the bottom).