Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"More Space"
Acrylic and Graphite on Canvas
48" x 48"

Acrylic and Coffee on Canvas
48" x 48"

A friend recently gave me some information on the great German Painter Anselm Kiefer. His work deals with struggles of conscience and the reconciliation of one's individual self with a the collective past. Though I never plan to do so, making pictures of this type- on inspection after the fact- seems to relate to my past and working through fear. I don't want to get too precious about it, but paintings can be seen- per Rothko and many others- as snapshots of states and colors as feelings. The above two pieces both represent those issues and create them simultaneously.

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