Painted in 1994
Acrylic on vinyl. This piece is approximately 18″ x 30″.
Here the vinyl surface conforms to the stretcher-bars as with a conventional canvas. The stretcher-bars become protected and preserved by the vinyl. Occasionally the frame is visible, other times it is obscured by the opacity of the painted subject. These paintings depend on the wall underneath for it’s diffused and reflected light as well as it’s support. Light and shadow play an important role, blurring the boundaries between itself and sculpture or itself and film. For this association with film I continue to explore the way light passes through the surface, like celluloid film or the way light is omitted from projection (this is wen the surface is opaque and not necessarily black). Luminosity and intensity are enhanced by the synthetic ground as well as the light and space created between the wall and the surface of the painting. The paint remains thinly applied as part of the conservative balance of the painter’s brush strokes, which may be seen when transparent as it may be framed by the hard-edged opaque areas.