POLYTECHNICOLOR | EAST GALLERY
JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 9, 2019
I am an oil painter that is working with the content of temporality and the self in a contemporary society that is glutted with internet and media. I am drawn to the complexity and content of the 17th and 18th Century Dutch Still Life. In that milieu, strange acrobatics of time were held in material form, in paint, of a burgeoning material culture, much like ours today, thanks to our internet culture. Blooms bloomed together out of season and from different continents. I work in oil paint because it is a physical form of a human sense of time, a time based process. We all have different ways of measuring personal temporality, how one delineates ones life in time.
I believe my physical painting, it’s process, and densely layered imagery, is both a reconciliation and a reaction to this world where sped up virtual reality and internet culture is so prevalent. The cluttered canvases are the process and product of a human scale sense of being. As in the Dutch Still Life’s ability to have many ideas coexist, we, via our computers and the prevalent media culture, theoretically, can exist in many different times and places at once. Painting, for me is the marker and physical manifestation of a human presence dealing with having HDTV awareness in a human context.