The artist mineralizes the imagination. The process of painting fossilizes matter into an image. The imago is devoted to nature as an image of itself. The image is not a representation of a scene, but the presentation of the potentiality of matter. It’s essential content is the advent. It does not deny what follows fromContinue reading “The Advent”
Earth is Not Cast Down. The truth of Black Square is in the cracking of its surface. The field as ironized presentation as a pristine surface, marking the fundamental non-being of the elements on show, undergoes erosion into a geologic field. This is the matter-of-fact of painting. The cracking is the crackling of non-objectivity. ElevationContinue reading “Crackling of Non-Objectivity”
will, nature, consciousness (or) The painting is the field. Materials are the mode and the method. The work is what is created.
Ridgeline oil, acrylic, graphite, soil, plaster on wood (12″x48″) J Mason The world is constituted by continuous change: dynamic features are primary and the assemblies of static entities are the derivatives. For the artist who perceives and encounters what may look like objects and subjects (or any number of different entities) such things are alwaysContinue reading “Emergent Landscapes”
It is a crime that so much of a certain kind of thinking demonizes hallucinations as somehow unreal or not important. Mallarmé’s white void of the writing paper – every painter also confronts this chasm, then a stroke of a brush, a smudge or a mark sufficient to animate the entire field and set formingContinue reading “Confronting the Chasm”
Through my art I am a materialist at the level of procedure – asserting material explicitly in the making of the work. The essential commitment to materialist principles of research into form-making brushes up against an accompanying variant charged with allegorical, even metaphysical leanings. Materialism in and of itself is incapable of providing humanity withContinue reading “Speculating through Materials”
Flow Prints / J Mason Several prints based off of the same wood block