In/outside room/f

 

When the peaks of our sky come together

My house will have a roof.

                          -Paul Eluard, Dignes de vivre, Julliard, Paris, p. 115


 You can read a room, or you can read a house. Both are psychological diagram that guide artists in their analysis of intimacy[1].

 I used the rooms and roofs as a context to explore my intuition. The placement of the objects inside of a room or outside on a roof is arbitrary with no symbolic gesture. Jung, in “depths of the unknown:” intuition is our interface with the whole of our potential [2]. I used intuition to achieve harmoniousness, using whatever ability I have, in the spaces I portrayed. The result is a certain style: a precise depiction of objects using controlled color selection. Cocteau writes: “Style is the soul, and unfortunately with us the soul assumes the form of the body” in refuting the decorative encumbrance any work of art with style may face. These paintings are things depicted through a certain style that should be experienced, because there is no content in these paintings, but hopefully they will excite or captivate the audience. This is the most intimate way I can connect with the audience.

[1] Bachelard, G., Stilgoe, J.R., 1994. The Poetics of Space, Reprint edition. ed. Beacon Press, Boston.

[2] Irwin, R., 2011. Notes toward a Conditional Art, 1 edition. ed. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

 
 
Room with lava egg (2017)  16”x20”  Acrylic on canvas  Private Collection

Room with lava egg (2017)

16”x20”

Acrylic on canvas

Private Collection

Room with feather and running water (2017)  16”x20”  Acrylic on canvas  Private collection

Room with feather and running water (2017)

16”x20”

Acrylic on canvas

Private collection

Room with marble slabs (2017)  16”x20”  Acrylic on canvas  $500

Room with marble slabs (2017)

16”x20”

Acrylic on canvas

$500

Room with view (2015)  16”x20”  Acrylic on canvas  Private collection

Room with view (2015)

16”x20”

Acrylic on canvas

Private collection

Room with pool (2015)  16”x20”  Acrylic on canvas  Private collection

Room with pool (2015)

16”x20”

Acrylic on canvas

Private collection

Roof with pool (2015)  20”x16”  Acrylic on canvas  $500

Roof with pool (2015)

20”x16”

Acrylic on canvas

$500

Roof with waterfall (2017)  20”x16”  Acrylic on canvas  Private collection

Roof with waterfall (2017)

20”x16”

Acrylic on canvas

Private collection

Roof with watermelons (2017)  20”x16”  Acrylic on canvas  Private collection

Roof with watermelons (2017)

20”x16”

Acrylic on canvas

Private collection

Roof with Rafflesia Arnoldii (aka stinking corps lily) (2017)  20”x16”  Acrylic on canvas  Private collection

Roof with Rafflesia Arnoldii (aka stinking corps lily) (2017)

20”x16”

Acrylic on canvas

Private collection

Roof with chairs (2015)  20”x16”  Acrylic on canvas  Private collection

Roof with chairs (2015)

20”x16”

Acrylic on canvas

Private collection