4 by N
New work 2021.
I started with a grid and I weaved my way in and out of it. I played with bold shapes in different colors while trying to keep the harmony and balance. The edges, I realized, are a physical reflection of my emotions during the days of the lockdown, the streets were empty and the stress level was high. However I needed to escape to a happy place with colorful designs. In the paintings, tension and happiness coexist.
MORE ABOUT THE TECHNIQUE:
My process is layering, pouring water with pigment and glue, scraping off, scratching into the surface, leaving traces of earlier information, a buildup and overlap of successive stages. For my mark making I sometimes use unorthodox tools and materials from the kitchen, from the hardware store and the recycle bin.