I use geometric shapes to obscure and create spatial tension. Elements of typical three dimensional space are left out or altered to engage the viewer. Using color and placement, the relationship between objects lead to structural movement within the painting and provides discord that the viewer seeks to resolve. These reductive elements are built within a system that is meant to be understood within the painting. They are forms in the midst of resolution.
Within this series I explore diptychs using bold color that emphasizes the tension between two colors. One set of paintings approaches the center-line while the other crosses over the divide. Some of the paintings that do not cross the line tend to visually ‘hinge’ like a traditional diptych due to the mirrored nature of the work.
Potential movement keeps the eye in a singular plane. If the viewer concentrates on the structure the eye tends to resolve the elements as working together despite the color. If one focuses on the color then the structure seems to be in opposition. This duality of interacting visual opposites is what drives this series of work.