Since my transferring to my new university I have embarked on this new adventure called abstraction. Well, even more so nonrepresentational studies which focuses more on the experience the artist has creating the piece than the overall result of the piece itself. I find this work to be quite fascinating because the success or failure of the piece isn’t the primary focus. The doing or action of making the piece is the main focus.
My biggest inspiration for my current work is Cy Twombly. His work is beautiful in the sense that when standing in front of his piece you see his experience. You are overwhelmed by the slashes, the motion it took to make that mark on the page. Their large scale takes up the entirety of your vision exploding with color and brush strokes.
(Here’s an example of his work)
Here are some of my current more current works on abstraction:
Painting with Beyonce: Oils: 24×30 ( I only listened to Beyonce’s new album in the making of this painting)
Inspired by Twombly 1 of 4: Oils: 18×24
Inspired by Twombly 2 0f 4: Oils: 18x 24
Inspired by Twombly 3 of 4: Oils: 18×24
Inspired by Twombly 4 of 4: oils: 18×24
This latest painting I did for my new apartment took a different turn than my previous works. I added thread to the piece after the initial painting dried; embroidering sections to carry heavier visual weight, and fringe coming out from the canvas giving the painting visual depth and a slightly sculptural element.
Let me know what you think of these pieces, as I grasp on this process head on in the upcoming semester.