Translating Space

Since moving into a smaller studio I've found little time for old ideas.

Back in Artist Collective in Malmö I'd worked on various ideas daily. There was space for it. Here in the in-home studio not so much and so I've got this closet full of old canvases waiting to be poked at with a creative stick. Here was one such idea, using a sort of thick black glaze with a giant squeegee to create forms rather than ribbons.

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Don't confuse this with Gerhard Richter's work with giant squeegees. While infinitely pleasurable to view, the fundamental ideas I'm exploring are different. It's a matter of trying to define object with a tool that can help translate body movement in space.

I unrolled this rather large canvas today, barely fitting it onto on of my walls. From a distance it visually holds up, as well as to a certain degree, up close. However my desire to continue with this painting will have to wait as my old nemesis, the wallpaper seams, will undoubtedly rear their ugly lines should I attempt more work on it here. So after much thought and resignation, back into storage it goes.

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