This week in the studio I worked on some new paintings! I was excited to start some new paintings. I started by putting the grounds on all of my paintings, and the beginning marks on them. As I was painting I was thinking about the ambiguity and the balance between being able to tell what something is and having to search for what the thing that is being painted represents.
An painting that has inspired me this week is Joan Snyder’s painting Summer
Another painting I was thinking about as I painted was Cecily Brown’s Gagosian. I her painting she uses figures yet they are deeply disguised. Each time I paint I am trying to work out the relationship between marks and figures. When I am looking at Brown’s painting I am looking at how abstracted they are.