This large acrylic painting is a study of space, movement and geometry. With the piece I hoped to achieve the feeling that the space within the painting is collapsing within itself. I have always been a fan of the Russian Constructivist painter Liubov (Lyubov) Popova and the obvious motion that she shows within her paintings. While in architecture school I studied her work and painted this piece not long after. While many who have seen this piece have questioned whether or not I consider it to be cubist, I believe the similarities lean towards the ideas of Analytical Cubism. However, the painting is more closely associated with the Deconstructivist Movement in architecture. The painting is an abstract assemblage of geometric forms positioned and colored in such a way as to suggest kinetic energy. The painting itself is large and is supposed to make you feel within yourself a little of the energy and that exists in the tension of the fragments.
As with most of my painting, I start out with a rough sketch on the canvas. From there I let the painting and my hands - or in other words, the organic and living ACT of painting dictate the final outcome. In an age where so much can be generated on the computer and so much of what it generated is sterile or trite, I believe that the actual act of using your hands to create is very important. There is a quality and energy that can only be delivered by objects created by hand and by inspiration, which is why the sketch is only a method to map out the canvas than the dictator of the final product.
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