"What ever happened to painting beautiful pictures?"
Rule 1: Avoid sensation, gimmicks, intentional
controversy, the evening news.
Emphasis on a Be-bop spontaneity, improvisation. Go
into the studio blank, without any idea what you will
paint. Then paint. Believe in your materials.
Process. Sequence 1: Build up a surface.
Everything/everyday/everywhere materials - newspaper, phone
books, fabric, literature, maps, a tin can lid. "It’s
all in there."
Source. A fascination with decay. Man-made succumbs to nature. Sequence 2:
When you fall in love with your creation, destroy
it, tear it apart - "lacéré".
Voyage. Sequence 3: Keep at it. The attack. Order collapses,
representation dissolves. (Visual feedback.)
Repeat as necessary.
A soft collision. Arrive at the perfect balance of
construction and destruction, where banality becomes beauty.