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, that are created almost subconsciously, 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.
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New York artist – Steve Butcher. Artwork. in between