I’m working with abstraction in my art. It is something I’ve tried over the years but haven’t given serious consideration. After the initial stages of mark-making and color I feel stuck. The complexity that is always available to me in figurative work is missing and I am not sure how to manufacture that complexity that I seek within the abstract piece. The marks, colors and values feel arbitrary and I tend to devalue the work as a result. I’m working on this because I’ve worked in figurative work for many years and want to try something different.
This acrylic canvas represents experiments with color and marks. I have changed this already. This is an early stage.
Here I am working with acetate, markers and digital manipulation.