As an artist, experimentation is nothing new. I'm always pushing myself to discover and break down boundaries. In previous work, I had sanded between the layers to get the colors to come through, but I wanted the colors to bleed even more. I've tried so many different paints trying to get the emotion that I wanted to come through the layers. Although I'd gotten closer to my vision, I continued to push further. With this piece, I started trying inks and rollers and anything I could find in my studio to try to make this happen. As I worked through different tools, the lines began to break free from the constraints of a brush. They began to vary and be irregular. When you see this painting up close, the colors and layers are more apparent. There's an interconnected web of lines and forms moving and finding their way with one another. This connectedness and grittiness makes my heart race.
Grab A Hold, 2020
Acrylic, Oil, Collage on Canvas
42 x 50"
You can view this piece at my upcoming solo exhibition at Gallery 825 in West Hollywood on opening night March 28th. The show will run March 28 - April 24, 2020.