see LIFE STILLS # 1
I’m continuing with the “Life Stills” project. It’s
moving on fairly slow, for the moment I’m just
cleaning, sorting everything out and waiting for the
spring art materials shipment to arrive.
“To paint, not the thing, but the effect it
I’m discovering that the more time I spend gathering, destroying, re-building and appropriating the thing I plan to paint, the more I am inclined to better reach in my paintings the internal line of these things and arrangements of inanimate objects.
A relation of physical and affective closeness establishes between myself and these decadent remains of the day (cardboard, boxes, tetra-packs, bottles, plastic, textiles, mnemonic constants…), which complicates the act of perception so much more.
As if these were bodily objects, an inform mass of meat that could turn alive any second.