Stroke-Field Paintings


My current work revisits gestural abstraction as a means of achieving physical immersion in the painting process. All colors are poured in large amounts onto a surface then mixed in a series of overlapping strokes using brushes or spatulas. Paint is spread over the surface until complete coverage and desired colors are achieved. Colors are integrated to different degrees, effecting both subtle and strident transitions. Unlike mid-20th century gestural abstraction, my work is not intended to convey raw emotion or to access some archetypal visual language, but to explore painting strictly as a process of covering a surface with paint. Even with such a literal point of departure, a strong sense of space is created, making the works feel environmental.