Structured within a surface grid and using the width of the brush as a guide, each unit develops on its own through a rhythmic process of ‘painting out’ rather than ‘painting in’ (from black to white or vice versa). Concentration during the execution of these paintings almost takes on a meditative quality, led me to think of the moment between exhalation and inhalation – a moment where one is alive but not breathing.
These square pieces result in a flat optical surfaces that ‘breathe’, connected more to a thought than the particular resulting image. It is between the picture plane and the spectator that the painting is active.
New York artist – Steve Butcher. Artwork. in between