ABOUT

 

STATEMENT

My works emphasize multi-layered systems of abstraction within time and space.  All of my paintings have a geometrical component, but also have an emotional relationship of meaning. The paintings are either from the gestural action painting part of my career (energetic, chaotic, free form) or the newer body of works that are narratives, a vocabulary if you will, of the “language of shape”. They are called “The Geometrix”. They are a shift and a departure from the gestural work, but also contain residual remnants styles, shape, thought and emotion form prior works. I design them digitally and then draw the shapes on the canvas, then the painting process begins.  I have been a graphic designer for over 25 years—the two mediums have now become a collaboration... a marriage of the digital virtual world into a two-dimensional surface world. The source of imagery comes from the choreography of metamorphosing organic shapes which embody and influence a formal relationship between structure, form, movement, tension, transparency, hierarchy, flotation and emotion. They are a ligature between contemporary art and mid-20th-century design.