“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
When embarking on painting again after a prolonged absence often the hardest thing is simply picking up a paint brush, and having just moved into my first dedicated studio for a number of years the feeling of intimidation was only compounded. My mind was taken immediately to Phillip Guston’s profoundly accurate quote, ‘studio ghosts’, and the daunting nature of being present in the studio; Continue reading
notes from Richard Serra: discussing process, material and strategy.
Tools and strategies
Compose a verb list: to roll, to fold, to cut, to bend, to rip, to spread etc Continue reading
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
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’:
“Improvisation is the sap through which music renews and invigorates itself.”