Integrating our art into historic residential spaces brings about a wonderful journey, part time travel, part social event, part gallery exhibition, part curatorial challenge.
I often install my paintings with visual continuity and especially in white box galleries or art fairs, or in the studio, it can get a bit cerebral and feel disconnected, maybe in a tech or sci-fi inspired context or even in the psychological realm that could be a desirable feeling.
However, through this exhibition we came to a nice site-specific balance where the space is so beautifully enhanced. And I’m still working off of the influence of Mondrian so it’s a really riveting kind of experience of time travel.
It’s also a challenge for me to find spaces where the paintings can realize their infinite potential, literally having sufficient margins for the implied space of the picture plane to continue off just far enough in all directions.
Yet maybe linking with architectural and decorative elements within the accoutrements of the interior design.
Structurally my recent works have provoked associations with things like bridges, construction cranes, steel mills and the like, certainly these kinds of rust-belt and urban devices are components of the Baltimore skyline especially around the Harbor, and other cities as well.
Metaphorically, in the new millennium, we are all being reconstructed through our immersion in technology.
When I spend more than four or six hours a day interacting with a super-deep enterprise-level database like photoshop or facebook, I am retraining my brain’s neural network and rewriting the programming of my mind to think in a different way, updated to a technologically-influenced paradigm that paradoxically was inspired by the basic workings of our brains in the first place.
The architecture of the built environment on a large scale emulates the latest advances of the computer architecture functioning on a small scale (or perhaps transcending scale), modular, scalable, granular, nested and hierarchical in organization and functionality.
These are some of the themes I am grappling with in my latest work.