Abstract paintings exploring color, geometry, and space using acrylic paint applied on a sheet of white PVC plastic to create vivid colors. The artworks really catch your eye when viewed from a distance.
Building on my interest in the interaction between paintings and the spaces they inhabit, my recent works are geometric explorations of color, shape, and space. These paintings are two-dimensional surfaces with the sculptural power to push and pull their environment. Chromatic intensity, distorted isometric perspective and high contrast are all key to their visual punch. Complicated, multi-layer drawings are the starting points for these paintings. Each finished piece relies on a preparatory drawing composed of hundreds of individual shapes. The drafting and editing process allows for variation and play. By manipulating shapes and colors, I create dynamic compositional interactions. The finished paintings are created on a sheet of white PVC plastic. This synthetic, smooth, bright white ground allows for a physically flat painted surface yielding intensely vivid colors. Through a methodical process I am able to build an image that deepens in complexity as I work. Since each individual geometric form is intrinsically linked to the whole, it is not until the last color is laid-in that previously disparate shapes coalesce into a finished whole. Once flat areas of color snap into place, forming illusory, dimensional space.