Chaos & Potential in Painting

Focusing on the substrate of painting, the geologic materiality, its relation of forces, painting can act as a conduit for all kinds of protean impulses. “Paint” as a material (which is hard to define, given its ability to encompass a variety of mixed-media) may release chaotic energies. Chaos is consistently present in the making of […]

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Handling, Glimpse, Withdrawal

I’ve been thinking of saying something a bit more direct about painting, having  often written about the medium in a more arcane way. I suppose my interests reside in content, as I tend to think that content is just as crucial as form in the contribution of what makes a good painting. Perhaps that is why […]

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Nietzsche’s Five Statements on Art

Nietzsche’s five statements on art are outlined as follows, The first statement: art is the configuration of will to power. The second statement: art is grasped in terms of the artist. The third statement: art is the basic occurrence of beings as a whole. The forth statement: art is a countermovement to nihilism. The fifth […]

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On Creative Difference

To Plato it was necessary to postulate an Other world. He splits reality into the apparent, or sensual world, and the intelligible world. The world of the intelligible is beyond sensible appearance – beyond individuals, beyond becoming, beyond sense data, beyond images or simulacra, beyond differences. The world of the intelligible is instead an eternally […]

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The Flesh

I’ve been contemplating lately the idea of the ‘Flesh’ as a tendency of material that is mineralizing, bio-ing, crystallizing, depositioning (geologic) impressions: the Flesh as a materialization of nature. An art of the Flesh is a liturgy of becoming-matter. This idea of the Flesh is opposed to “vacuous actuality” (Whitehead) and may be called by […]

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Cognitive Map

This cognitive map serves as a means of gathering together materiality, technique and theory that may pertain to my artistic endeavors. The content revolves around employed artistic materials, mythological and philsophical interests, etc., that may provide an assembly of references to my artwork, texts and ramblings. No doubt this map will be altered over the […]

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