Epicentral Representative

Posted: April 26, 2011 in Page 1: The Interface Paintings

Epicentral Representative2012
Dimensions: 90 by 75 cm, framed.
Media: Paint, cut-out wood, and painted cardboard on wood panel.

The forms compete with each other in size and texture/thickness. To attain the complex harmony that was sought, different thicknesses of paint and material had to be used. For example, there are white streaks of paint in rectangular form beginning at the upper left, coming across on the large grey-black form, and then coming down at the bottom right. To preserve harmony with the rest of the painting’s geometry, the weight of this paint (its visual effect) had to be calculated to the necessary degree. With the same concern in mind, the form (with the white streak) at the bottom right is painted cardboard, whose extra mass makes it stand out sufficiently in respect to its grey background. Its corresponding piece, the small black square, is of like treatment, being of cardboard as well. The thin rectangular line that moves in and out in respect to the inner interface frame is carved into the wood panel, the painting’s overall surface, and is highlighted with black paint.

Comment: Man’s normal existential condition is one of discontent. And only those who are spoiled or those who are worn out from war would claim to want peace. The theme here is social upheaval, the individual’s posturing in respect to his immediate group, society in general, his rapport with a leadership figure—worldly or extraworldly. It’s not enough to say that we are poorly organized.

Close Up:

White streaks of paint cascading down and across the painting had to be calculated with just the right amount of weight so as not to interfere with the overall geometry of the work.


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