Expressionism through color, depth, and the deconstruction of form
Sight. Seeing. How do we see? Is it simply through optic sensations that we view and judge the world around us? Our circumstances? Or is there some deeper, psychological process we are/are not aware of at play? To what extent of what we see is colored by our own personal psychology? The psychology of our environment? Our society?
What I ultimately love most about painting over all other mediums, is the flexibility allowed the artist. While the same may be said of other mediums, for me, this is especially true with painting. Recent technological developments in materials has decreased the medium's limitations. Now more than ever a wide variety of possibilities to express oneself exists.
Currently the images Iím working with come from a long tradition in European (especially Spanish) painting. By searching for new ways to approach and create these archaic images, I seek to find a new way of self-expression. I believe that most, if not all, great art is born of struggle between the things that limit us, that stand between what we want and what we can control. Each attempt at deconstructing the images, either through color combinations or the manipulation of lines and structure, is unique unto itself. Each approach is guided by my thoughts and emotions at the time. It is during the process of building the work that even more changes occur, so that the final effect is more ... Read More