I make abstract paintings. For me it is all about process or the physical act of painting. I work intuitively with a sense urgency. Improvisation is important and I’m not conscious of the outcome and need to be continually surprised. It is this surprise that creates momentum and in turn informs my decision making process. With my current efforts I’ve opened up these spaces to a new dialogue, by working more hastily and unconcerned with previous marking. I attempted to bring an immediacy that is honest and brutal. My interest lies in the ability to balance visual opposites, from the garish, tacky, and glitter to chalky abstractions. My work could be deemed awkward and unseemly, whilst appearing scattered with undefined inconsistencies and outcomes that appear inconclusive yet to me are satisfying.
Posted by Eveleen Murphy. Website here.