'Space Race', oil on canvas, 152cm x 122cm (2016)
"I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled" (Scott F Fitzgerald in the Great Gatsby).
New York City becomes the questioning relief against a voided backdrop. Combining the familiar with the hyperreal entwines the city within a mutable dimensional perspective, offering the possibility of distant fresh perspective around the corner. In the way atoms can be placed or have their speed tracked, the paintings merge city with inherent consciousness into a cosmic footprint, a fixed time warp where gravity is suspended.
Across the shoreline as dusk descends, 'Tracking Silence' exposes the limitations of perception. The straining cityscape defines itself against the negative space of the colonnaded backdrop. This is the void that vibrates from the paintings of the abstract master Rothko, a place beyond the perimeters of a chaotic reality. Like a helix, or DNA sample, 'The Second Understanding', preserves in aspic the consciousness found through every window and on every street. From the rooftops to the street level microcosm, through a fishbowl lens, the city briefly moves into focus between this dualistic perspective, a frozen moment within the perpetual flux .
'High Rise' looks to the aspiring heights of the city as if seeking an overarching consciousness towards which disparate peaks seek to rise. 'Cloud Dweller' characterises the tribesman of the modern city forest, a part of it and apart. Conscious perception becomes as elusive as fixed points in the flux of cloud formations, ephemeral visual whisper returning to the aether.
For all enquiries about the work, whether to price or availability, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I am also particularly receptive to working with galleries in the cities featured in the paintings, introducing the parallel reality into the familiar, in this case with galleries and/or collectors based in New York.
If you find yourself interested in such a collaboration, do not stall, and reach out to me.