My Colour Objects challenge the distinction between the hand-made, manufactured, and mass-produced. The philosophies of Minimalism, the Bauhaus Movement, and Industrial Design influence my work. And the role of industry and technology in contemporary art practice is an important consideration in my thinking. I work with geometric forms, flat surfaces, solid colours, and pristine surfaces—and incorporate industrial materials and processes to achieve the desired end result. I merge traditional fine art materials, such as Claybord™ and paint with non-traditional materials such as commercially made drawer pulls.
The coloured panels casually lean against the wall, supported by the aluminum ledge; creating a tension that evokes a sense of fragility, impermanence, and collapse. I reference ink colours used in mechanical printers; however, I use a subjective palette of Quinacridone Magenta, Hansa Yellow, and Phthalocyanine Blue—plus black and white. I mix as many colours as I can and sublimate the harshness of the pigments when used in their purest form. Each three-panel colour composition is discovered through informed exploration.
The process is rigorous; prototypes are made, analyzed, and refined prior to the final assemblage of the works. Evidence of my hand is either reduced or eliminated. The intent and result is work that renounces personal narrative and provides an intuitive analysis of colour theory and its application.
Installation View – Slide Room Gallery, June 2018
CMY 91-68-104, 6″x 18″, Acrylic on Claybord, Extruded Aluminum
CMY 98-75-76, 6″x 18″, Acrylic on Claybord, Extruded Aluminum
CMY 87-82-68, 6″x18″, Acrylic on Claybord, Extruded Aluminum (SOLD)