en plein air

Art Troll and geoDNA

  • September 19, 2018
Art Troll and geoDNA

Art troll?  Here's how I ended up working (lurking), in inclement weather, under a low bridge... with a racoon. Some of my current explorations involve creating visual DNA en plein air at disparate locations  (ultimately to be done coast to coast to coast across Canada, then other countries) and combining them together. Hundreds of paintings will initially be made, and then destroyed, as they are sliced up into pictorial genes which will  be CRISPR'd together into  single complex artworks, paintings made of paintings. The final pieces will be a hybrid of painting, collage and sculpture....

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Shift / Drift series

  • May 10, 2016
Shift / Drift series

VARIOUS SERIES: SHIFT/DRIFT | ORIGAMI'D  PALIMPSEST | RECOMBINANT | RAPT | NON-SERIES | LINEAR SERIES | WORKS ON PAPER | PHOTOS THE SHIFT/DRIFT SERIES Large works on canvas (See smaller works on paper HERE), glitched en plein air (in various weather conditions -20 to +30º). This series explores ideas related to analogue & digital crossovers; genetics (a 'resequencing' of parts); and music production techniques (sampling, timestretching, looping, glitching.) See the Statement for more.

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Paper, Lesser?

  • August 8, 2014
Paper, Lesser?

Here's an ongoing series on paper -- they are a compression of larger canvas works, poems to a novel. They are continuing the linear-collagesque style, but all are done ‘en plein air’, sampling found materials by season & location; then schlepped back in the studio, where they are further shifted, drifted, glitched and remixed (see here for more deets). A number from this series have been sold outta the gate -- perhaps due to their human scale (most are only 18 x 22” framed); maybe cuz of the price (middle-class affordable); hopefully due to the fact that people resonate with the 21st...

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