Hospital Colors

Posted: May 3, 2011 in Page 1: The Interface Paintings

Hospital Colors

Dimensions: 90 by 98 cm, framed.
Media: Paint on wood panel.

Artist Comment: Four is an unlucky number for the Chinese and the Chinese are big into red, but what does this have to do with the price of rice—right?—there or anywhere else for that matter? Imagine rather, a chair in a hospital registration office whose leg slips into a floor-level bed of plants (because there is no protective border around it) and that the person sitting in the chair is your sister and she dies bumping her head from the fall. Now transform the situation in such a way that you can live with it. In this case, I chose not to color in the unpainted puddle-like parts.

“The strong compositional structure that I strive for in my work is due to my desire to discover something more fundamental (‘natural’ elements, forms and/or processes) rather than to pursue images, abstract or representational, where one has a seemingly incalculable number of visual components, brush strokes, in the image in such a way that no single component or even number of them is critical to the final composition or—and this is regrettable whether it be committed in abstract or representational work—pursue images in which one moves the paint around, for all intents and purposes, aimlessly until there is a satisfiable harmony whereby one can self approvingly declare a work well done and complete. In these situations, no fundamental scheme or pattern is discovered. For more on the study of  compositional structure, refer to the article: “Removing the veil of Mother Nature” on the X-tra Articles and Notes page or the work of a scientist on this theme referred to in the article: “Whose the Idiot?”

Close UP:

Highlighting, contrast, and inversed symmetry like the fine-tuned effect of the cosmological constant, if not like the rug in “The Big Lebowski”.


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