I used acrylic markers for most of these paintings…
This April, my first solo show, “School Days,” curated and presented by Paul McMahon, a pioneer of the the alternative space movement (Google him and you will discover many surprises).
Experiments … Take a look at the painting “Every Memory Is Older Than You ” — I scraped off the original image.
A strange, new departure for me (okay, not strange for most people), but:
Buying canvas (rather than stretching it myself) and using acrylic markers (rather than finger painting, which is my usual method) — something about those combinations… well, the result is a patchwork style that’s a little off the grid for me. And maybe way too familiar to others.
This one is probably unfinished. No title even. And why are these so small here? Sorry for that.
These two, titled “What the Astronaut Saw” — belong together as far as I’m concerned. But probably unfinished. I’m inordinately proud of the sheep on the right though.
I call the one painting “Superstore” because I bought a cheap canvas print from a superstore and painted over it. I’ll be doing a larger version of the central image. Meanwhile, the shiny black paint — fresh paint from today — may or may not go matte…
What to say about this painting… I’m aiming for substance that isn’t substantial, a body that is more molecular than flesh.