Profound wisdom / insight of the day

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

Pablo Picasso

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Indeterminate Procedure: Tile Puzzles

img_4124-2.jpegMuch of my current focus has been aimed towards applying indeterminate procedure towards visual practice. Due to the ambiguous nature of the concept and the resulting imagery it creates, it is important to retain template example pieces that act as Continue reading

Phillip Guston

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In belated homage to Phillip Guston on his birthday, (27/6/1913) here is my piece from 2017, inspired by his zen Buddhist inspired ink work. On the nature of painting in the studio, Guston said; “when you’re in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you – your teachers, friends, painters from history, critics… and one by one if you’re really painting, they walk out. And if you’re really painting YOU walk out”

Willem De kooning

To pay homage and mark the day of Willem De kooning’s birth, today in 1904, here are two of my pieces from 2010/11 responding to his abstract expressive handling of figurative content and themes. On the nature of painting, De Kooning said “Every so often, a painter has to destroy painting. Cezanne did it, Picasso did it with Cubism. Then Pollock did it. He busted our idea of a picture all to hell. Then there could be new paintings again”