‘With each new painting Laura Owens sets out to stretch her own limits…The process of discovery has to be sustenance enough in itself, without the promise of arrival’.
Ferguson, Journey without a Destination, pp. 48-52
PAINT ON PAPER, COTTON, WALL, CANVAS, BOARD WITH HAND, KNIFE, SPONGE, BRUSH, FROM JAR, TIN, GENTLY, VIGOROUSLY, DRIPPING, THICKLY SLIDING, SITTING DRY, WET, HEAVY, LIGHT.
AVANT GARDE NORTHERN LANDSCAPES + EXPRESSIONISTIC IMPULSIVE ABSTRACTION (it’s form is describing something…) = PAINTING 2016; free, liberated from past conventions, unattached to style (“STYLE BEING CONTENT AND HAVING NO CONTENT” ALEX KATZ); when stripped bare to reveal the most basic form- intuitive processes appear incredibly complex; the enlightening and rapid action of painting (which actually occurs as a result of holistic observational, absorption and processing work, consciously and subconsciously 24 hours daily,) warrants crystalised, mysterious, multi-layered realms which inspire the most direct emotions.
complex + simple
Everything + nothing
== same same