Baroque Geology (The Death Allegory)

Situating the ruins in the now creates a scene where the rifting distance between culture and nature collapses. Culture as the short cycle of modern materials, their artificial cycle rapid in degeneration and violent destruction, and nature, as the body of entities and their frailty in the slime dynamics of materia, collide together like tectonic […]

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Materialization of Painting

I’ve said elsewhere that I am interested in art as the intersection between mark-making and landscape. What I have tried to do is explore that space where culture and nature slide over each other. I’ve chosen painting primarily as a medium in which to explore this terrain because for me this medium is fundamentally rooted […]

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Does Becoming Need You?

  The modern painters were all about painting as evocation: the activity of painting since modernity has been the formation of visions where the intellect is sruntinized and what is primary is the vision positioned out of the imagination.  Images are evoked out of the materials of painting by the painter’s active agency. The aim […]

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Earth Script

On Abstraction In the world of painting “nature” had been about the conquest of the exterior world. That is what was achieved in painting by the artists of the Renaissance onward, achieving illusionistic and illustrative qualities – amplifying the Florentine masters who set conquest to reality. These painters had found the embodied thing, but they […]

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On ‘field work’

For quite some time now I have been writing in order to flesh-out some concepts that may be attached to my work in the arts. The saying “Don’t talk painter, paint” has continually chimed in my head as I’ve attempted to formulate some thoughts, and I am not yet sure if my texts have come […]

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