Thursday, August 7, 2008

Suggestive emphasis is placed on the structure or structural patterns that surround the figure. I have learned that in my work, as in my life, the structure and colors surrounding the figure are just as important as strokes that construct the body. British artist Jenny Saville stated “I want people to know what it is they're looking at. At the same time, the closer they get to the painting; it's like going back into childhood. It's like an abstract piece--it becomes the landscape of the brush marks rather than just sort of an intellectual landscape.” My attempts at psychological landscapes and mark making are influenced by masters such a Jenny Saville, Anne Gale, Lucian Freud and Egon Sheile. I relate to all of these artists because they are not afraid to dig, whether it is into their work, the human experience or the psychology of both.

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