“The great benefit of computer sequencers is that they remove the issue of skill, and replace it with the issue of judgement.”
Notes and general cognitive ramblings from a recent meeting.
Jackson Pollock on accident and intention: “Its not accident if you respond”. Continue reading
Extracts from the blue studio notebook 2017
Pieces intend to explore & further investigate the process and application of paint of Pollock’s late pour techniques.
Observations and reflections from a recent meeting: Continue reading
The painting surface is a much more sparsely populated space with a more disciplined application of pigment. The tar-like black enamel paint (often applied using a turkey baster) pools onto, and bleeds into the un-primed canvas creating rich variations in texture and mark. Pollock’s wife, and fellow abstract painter Lee Krasner described these pieces as ‘painting with the immediacy of drawing… a new category’, a fitting analogy that closely captures the paintings direct and transient nature.
Painting with the immediacy of drawing: 15th March 2016
Painting with the immediacy of drawing:
There are some interesting elements arising from the continuous exploration and development of the ‘synthesis studies’:
For a long time now I have identified in myself a predisposition to get easily sidetracked and distracted, a penchant perhaps to intellectually ‘wonder off’. A habit I have long since been aware of, and indeed referenced numerous times in new year resolutions, (see my Continue reading
Painting offers a way of working through an idea. Especially when working through a monochromatic palette without the distraction of colour. Even mindless painting without a clear agenda or goal insight will often generate something poignant or worthy of further exploration. 11th January 2017
I have long since admired Drawing’s immediate nature, Continue reading