My work investigates Paintings next step. Where does Painting go after modernism? When does Painting become installation? When does the painter abandon the accepted conventions of Painting, if there are any left? Framed by these limits that Painting has nothing left to fulfill and the often-reported “death of painting”, my work speaks to Painting as a form of guttural utterance that stands in defiance of Paintings precariousness within the contemporary culture. The paintings are tentative, signifying the provisional nature of Painting as a practice; and that paintings are never finished only abandoned.
These (painted) images of ambiguous frameworks seem incapable of supporting anything but themselves. The image of the painted frameworks appears unfinished, almost as if they were the skeletal structure of a building that lost funding and was left at that exact moment of abandonment. The depicted wood structures only exist as objects through the support of the canvas. In the two separate stacked paintings, one is balanced on the edge of its bottom support, the other on the verge of collapse. The work speaks to the equivocal nature of Painting. The paintings are analogous to mental structures in mental spaces. The balancing canvases give a small sense of anxiety to the viewer, an offering that things transition and functioning as an analogy to the façade of persona and stability.