Hold Me Up
36" x 36"
House paint, acrylic and glitter on canvas on panel
Series of 30 monotypes
Donated to MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art) Auction 2015
My newest series of works are in response to my obsession with minimalism. Or I could say "a paring down of elements". Minimalism, a movement which emerged in New York in the early 1960's, was often interpreted as a reaction again abstract expressionism..the previous art movement. It rejected social comment and self-expression. It is based on creating objects of interest and beauty. Reducing your work to the smallest number of values, shapes and textures is challenging yet so freeing. I have often felt that minimalism has been a way for me to get to the truth. I guess you could say.."less is best". I categorize my paintings as masculine and feminine. Or even classical and romantic. I think of them as love story studies. And I guess in that way they do have some form of self-expression attached to them.
My two favorite minimalist artists are Agnes Martin and Sol Lewitt.