Pool of forms: speed and painterly economy
This paper is a chronological examination of paintings, drawings, and prints of swimmers completed over a three-year period. Explanation is given on why swimmers have become a concrete fixture in my art making process. The topics of speed and economy will be discussed in the following ways: First, how time is placed on the overall completion of the work, and second, how speed functions as an aesthetic power, in addition to the emotive qualities of a raised tempo. The work proceeds to focus on painterly economy as defined by a simplification of structure and mark bending on the realm of abstraction. ...
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