…I believe paint represents the fabrication of the aesthetic of a piece. I am Interested in how we perceive interactions between paint, color and texture. However, there’s something more to viewing art then simply the visual aesthetic. When we see a progression of ambiguous lines, for instance our subconscious tends to organize what we see into objects, much like when we were children and the clouds formed into elephants and faces. I ask myself the question; whether the simple presence of paint, embraced by its texture, color relations and interaction within the medium, sculpt an impression of the subconscious of the artist or the viewer? I don’t want to sway the viewer towards what to see, but rather encourage the viewer to see on their own.
What does it mean for something to be aesthetic? Why do certain compositions, color relations and line interactions capture our attention, while others don’t appeal? When I see an object or a scene, I am interested in the characteristics which make us acknowledge and recognize what it is. Where does an artist draw the line between what is no longer recognizable or gives off the impression of a subject being portrayed? Does the simple presence of paint, embraced by its texture, color relations and interaction within the medium sculpt an impression of the subconscious of an artist?