“All paintings that we have painted so far are space statements and nothing more”
In this series of collage drawings, I am fabricating a lyrical space constructing and deconstructing color and line. The grid is a central element in my painting practice. The construction-deconstruction process is centered around the formality of the grid. Rosalind Krauss pointed out that the grid reinforces the innate flatness of the painting. As I introduce a gradient into the format of the grid it creates a push and pull challenging the flatness of the grid. This push and pull is accompanied by the curved lines and diagonals that reinvents the already existing space of the grid and the gradient. These works tend to create such lyrical spaces with the limited visual lexicons as poetry does with words.