The magic of an abstraction is that — although it contains no specific meaning — when looking at an abstract work, the viewer may feel an intimate connection outside the frame of the painting itself. A single abstract painting can evoke as many different responses as there are viewers.
As a figurative painter, I enjoy working abstractly, in order to compel myself to delve into a world of pure design, form and structure, and to examine the fractal effects of paint behavior for its own sake. The end goal is to create a kind of quivering equilibrium in its purest form, and in all dimensions, without relying upon any preconceptions.
I wish to create “visual events” that are justified by their own beauty, like something found in nature: a rock, a mineral, frost, ferns, fog or smoke.
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