Just Paint

Artist Statement

I have done painting intuitively with string or material for more than a decade, incorporating art historical movements at times and regarding memento towards this concept as it was part of my life, as wells as a reminder of each of their patriarchal and subordinate art historical paths. Now, for the past two years, I have used land-fibre as part of my process to get to the roots of string and material’s history through painting “en plain air.” These two ways of working were to make an argument for how things are socially in the art world by revealing its structure as a type of metaphor and how it is … I enjoy these processes and will continue to do this with the ebb and flow of my art practice …. but now I have decided to take one more avenue - to use the canvas, linen or board to paint in its minimal simplicity. I have always wanted to do this, frankly, since I was four. So now, I can use my years of intuitive painting experience to get to the continuance of painting and what it means to me.

Gallery 1

Figuring it out. Just below is the beginning of some take off or impression art… meaning that I have taken some linen and pressed it against a painting that was in process. So I took some paint off…. some of the linens are still a work in progress where I will be imprinting them as an on going bases. I will be adding some paintings here that I have not adhered to wood yet….that I think the imprints are finished. The second image below is the finished painting after I used a knife to reveal the underpainting. It will continue to move to the bottom as the other artworks are place in this gallery.

Gallery 2 “Brush Marks”

Here I am using the paint strokes again only bare without stitching…. and exploring what that means.

Gallery 3 -More Paint - Intuitive Paint Marks - (Knots)

Letting my intuition lead me… still a focus on string it seems.

Gallery 4

Here I am using paint skins (I tried this years ago) letting my inhibitions go now. These are repurposed paint skins from jars of mixed left over paint that have dried.

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