P A I N T I N G
E X P R E S S I O N S
My relationship to acrylic paint has drastically evolved over the years. My early work in high school was more rigid and made me feel as such. I resented what I had to paint for my assignments and preferred to work in graphite pencil in my spare time. Eventually I developed a more impressionistic style that utilized more vibrant colors, which I believe set the stage for the current incarnation of my work. I began to see acrylic paint not as a limitation, but as a means for expressing the most intense emotions that live in my mind. While I now work primarily in black and white, those experiments allowed me to be more free with my brush and more expressive in my technique.
The work displayed here was approached in a similar way to my noise project, Scoff, in which I start with a few basic brush strokes and slowly develop a concept and composition as I go. Compared to my other works, I tend to leave these pieces untitled as they are momentary emotional expressions. They are all done with acrylic paint on 18"x24" newsprint paper.