Chaos & Potential in Painting

Focusing on the substrate of painting, the geologic materiality, its relation of forces, painting can act as a conduit for all kinds of protean impulses. “Paint” as a material (which is hard to define, given its ability to encompass a variety of mixed-media) may release chaotic energies. Chaos is consistently present in the making ofContinue reading “Chaos & Potential in Painting”

On Creative Difference

To Plato it was necessary to postulate an Other world. He splits reality into the apparent, or sensual world, and the intelligible world. The world of the intelligible is beyond sensible appearance – beyond individuals, beyond becoming, beyond sense data, beyond images or simulacra, beyond differences. The world of the intelligible is instead an eternallyContinue reading “On Creative Difference”

The Flesh

I’ve been contemplating lately the idea of the ‘Flesh’ as a tendency of material that is mineralizing, bio-ing, crystallizing, depositioning (geologic) impressions: the Flesh as the tulmult materialization of nature. An art of the Flesh is a liturgy of becoming-matter. This idea of the Flesh is opposed to “vacuous actuality” (Whitehead) and may be calledContinue reading “The Flesh”

I am the Big Bang

Loading my vehicle this afternoon to head to Ann Arbor. Excited to get this installation off the ground – no pun intended. Lately I’ve been thinking geologically and asking myself what that exactly means. My view of things sometimes pans out over centuries and can extend into millennia. At the point that the vision hitsContinue reading “I am the Big Bang”

The Advent

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”

Approaching Painting

“My aim is always to get hold of the magic of reality and to transfer this reality into painting – to make the invisible visibleĀ  through reality. It may sound paradoxical, but it is, in fact, reality which forms the mystery of our existence.” – Max Beckmann, On My Painting Max Beckmann spoke about theContinue reading “Approaching Painting”