These paintings evolved from the minimalist singular pieces (see bottom image) which incorporated DNA subtyping, geological strata, city grids, bar codes and other types of ‘linear’ information overlayed on burnt substrates which added an organic and chance craquelure to contrast the grids (the burning technique may have arisen from seeing the ancient technique of sou-sugi-ban whilst living in Japan).
Those totemic / micro-monoliths were expanded into multiple-panel works, with an originiating image that could be radically deconstructed as the works were rearranged, and made more complex when spliced with other paintings. (An extension of the aluminum panel recombinant works like Masaimatical, Polyvictorian, Staccatorest, etc., and their intermixed hybrids).
The technique is a strand throughout the work, continuing to nanosliced resequenced paintings and sculptures (see bottom)…
(((0))) 60 x 60″ acrylic on aluminum
6 paintings spliced together; earlier iteration.
Latest series, paintings, nano slices. Developing; contact for details.
Developing sculptures, nano slices. Contact for details.
Sou-sugi-ban (yakisugi ban) technique of using burnt wood as aesthetic design.