Thursday, November 08, 2007

Matrix 071

Matrix 071 Oil on Canvas. 8" X 10". Finding the figure in abstraction.
Matrixing, leveraging the mind using the theories of Gestalt psychology. I find my best abstractions to be a matrix for the viewer to unveil their own forms. This painting is one example. As are the other pieces from my "Finding the figure in abstraction" series. The Gestalt effect refers to the form-forming capability of our senses, particularly with respect to the visual recognition of figures and whole forms instead of just a collection of simple shapes; lines, curves or other smaller visual elements that comprise the whole composition.

A few other descriptions:

Matrixing is a term used to describe the human mind's natural tendency to find familiar forms in complex shapes or colors.

Matrixing is a process by which we humans continually organize, order, align, or standardize, the un-organized, un-ordered, mis-aligned, or non-standardized, allowing us to manage the chaos around us into something that is more beneficial to us.

A matrix is a system that abounds in creativity.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

In the Light

In the Light Oil on Canvas. 8" X 10".

Finding the figure in abstraction.

Another in my series of automatic gesture paintings. I call them this because the images are evoked through conscious thought transferred during the process of freely applying the medium in this case oil paint.

As I paint with a conscious idea in mind I let my subconscious mind guide me as I pull out the subject through my mark making. This process allows me to keep a fresh unexpected beauty, and create the most wonderful intricate details of form.

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Courtesan and the King

The Courtesan, the Queen, the Jester and the King
Oil on Canvas. 8" X 10".