The World I Truly Know

Oil Paintings – successive layers of paint swept away with household brushes

Untitled (For Now), 2022
oil on canvas, 70*55 cm

For this series of paintings, I came up with a technique of sweeping successive layers of paint with a broom when the canvas is lying flat on the floor; then, back on the wall, I add more paint and smudge the excess with household brushes until an image emerges.

Each painting has four layers or more, which give depth to the texture of the image. In addition, the brush-strokes remain visible and accentuate the woven aspect of the canvas, a nod to my textile days…

I like to think that these paintings play with the birth and disappearance of an image.

++ next: Pastels on paper