paintings 2017-2019 – luminous geometry/outrageous and unexpected beauty
in the end, paintings are meant to be felt through the eyes. to be seen. to be gazed at. to be stared at. the endgame is unexpected and outrageous beauty. my work is about formal things that concern painting itself. questions of color, scale, proportion, relationships, and especially contrast. i’m most interested in evoking emotional reactions to the interaction of colors. ideally, paintings are encountered much as we encounter nature. why shouldn’t our experience of a painting be much like our reaction to coming across a lush meadow, a windblown beach, an impending storm, or a dense jungle? you shouldn’t need a big block of text to explain what you’re looking at. you either connect with it or you don’t.