My recent shaped paintings use gesture, shape, color and often humor to explore time, memory and my all-consuming need to paint. I compose my pieces with a subtle nod to art history by referencing ubiquitous tropes of abstraction such as the splatter, paint smear and grid. I fastidiously render these tropes by painting every detail, bringing the painting around full circle to an act of meticulous observational painting. In my work, these rendered paint splatters and smears cover, slash and choke the other elements in the painting. If these canvases are a battleground, then the paint is surely winning.
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