From the Small Breath Paintings series
Acrylic on canvas
33 x 33 in. / 83.82 x 83.82 cm
Created between 2015 and 2018, these paintings are lyrical and poetic compositions intended to be capable of being apprehended in a short period of time, but also to reward attention and long contemplation. Haiku poetry has been described as single-breath poems. These works are proposed as small breath paintings, simplified in terms of their number of elements, incorporating geometric forms, gestures, and fluid washes; drawing and designing tension in abstract balances, colour contrasts, and harmonies. The paintings are small essays of light, gravity, and quivering energy, each accompanied by a written interpretive poem.