March 4 to April 19, 2019
The title for my current series of works is Pouring Galaxies. It refers to the method of creating the works, by utilizing a process where I thin out acrylic paint with a mixture of water and a surfactant called Acrylic Flow Release, then pour the paints onto the raw canvas. The method of pouring allows the paint to blend naturally, and without interruption from myself. The resulting canvases appear ethereal in nature, reminiscent of the photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of various nebulae and galaxies.
The paintings in this series are mainly influenced by the Colour Field/Post-Painterly Abstraction artists of the 1960’s like Helen Frankenthaler, Friedel Dzubas, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, Paul Jenkins, Leon Berkowitz, Sam Gilliam, etc. Colour is the main subject of these works, taking into consideration how the colours combine, through the process of osmosis, the liquefied paint getting absorbed into the weave of the raw, unstretched canvas, blending and layering over one another.