Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Urban Landscape 02

Urban Landscape 02, 36" by 24", acrylic on canvas, 2011
This painting is a continuation of the idea of urban space. I intended to make a picture that wasn't "painterly" but as you can see, I couldn't refrain from leaving my touch on it. I remembered that painting is more like alchemy and not a science experiment: you can plan all you want, but the piece is gonna force you to make intuitive decisions and come alive . . . whether you want it to or not.
The fence from the previous painting has become the grid (rigidity, conformity, order, the fuzz . . .) and the tag letterforms have evolved into more organic shapes. Chaos vs. order. Science and alchemy. Restrictions and freedom. Dualities abound.
And oh . . . i love those "post-modern drips!" :D

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