After my last post describing and updating the progress of a new Nasoki painting I was working on, the piece took a turn for the worse. I resigned myself to accepting that is was a failed attempt and I let the painting go. A few kinds words from friends requesting I send them my failed painting(s) and it was back to work. I realized that after a year of working on this idea and with the failure of my most recent effort, that the Nasoki series was officially over and it was time to move on to something new.
I started exploring a new idea and this is the result: The painting is called Distortion 1, 2012. The title refers to palette’s manipulation of the eye – the blur of two colors vibrating next to each other. The colors can be defined and quantified by the degree to which the viewer absorbs the spectrum and the visceral effect the palette elicits. And the idea is based on the notion of a ripple effect and how one action is directly related to or a consequence of the previous event. The imagery also suggests that information can be disseminated from person to person to broaden the impact of a message. This new series of work combines visual color play with the idea that a second event is a direct consequence of the first as a beginning of either disintegration or positive influence.
This painting is acrylic on canvas and measures 72 1/2″ x 60″. I documented the painting along the way with fourteen images of the piece in progress. (slideshow-progression)
And finally, to current events: My Nasoki 10, 2012 painting, which was previously exhibited in Madrid, has now made its way to Dallas and will be on view at Galleri Urbane in the project room this month during the Jessica Drenk show: