A quick introduction to the various new series on the new KNSTUDIOS site. Works are now separated into two primary sections: On Canvas and On Paper. While there are some overlaps, the collections are fairly restricted to their respective sections. Series statements are now located in their own dedicated area. I take photos of (random) things that interest me, so there is a KNSTUDIOS Instagram feed – a peek into my world, if you will!
As promised, ARCHES – REFLECTIONS ON SERRA has been added to the site. It’s a series of watercolors on paper executed in a reduced palette intended to draw on the materials used by Richard Serra in the creation of his Torqued Ellipses and Spheres. Most of the paintings measure about 22″ x 30″. You can read more about the inspiration behind the series here.
Another new body of work is the STUDY OF A COGNITIVE LANDSCAPE a new series of watercolors and gouache on paper. I have been concentrating on an idea of reducing and concentrating my color choices and this series was conceived and realized as an exercise in permutations in the famous palettes of Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell and Richard Diebenkorn. I was also interested in reversing the often large scale of AbEx and compressing the composition into a much smaller area thus reversing and emphasizing the role of the viewer vs. the artwork. A series statement is forthcoming, but feel free to meander through the paintings and ask any questions you may have.
ELEMENT is a brand new series of photographs that has just been added to the site. It is a series of abstract photographs focused around the idea of material and motion. I have chosen not to disclose the origin of the material or element itself in the hope of prompting the viewers to conjure their own narratives instead of focusing their attention on the material itself. The idea is to contemplate the weight of the object in front of you in relation to the directionality of its movement. Does it propel you forward, pull you down or lift you as you interact with it? Tell me about your experience!
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As Mark Rothko said, the painting can not exist without the viewer – you are the final stage that defines its completion!