The ethereal surface: [The act of making (painting + construction)]
Master of Architecture
A prudent art: What a stupid idea! Art is a compound of intoxication and madness. ---Dubuffet (1945) The corpus of the thesis is two-fold; On one hand it references and examines american existentialism in connection with my practice of plastic spontaneous dialogue, developing a typology of abstract expressionist gestural paintings. The human body is the focal point for this investigation, as subject matter in both my paintings and installation. The task then is to mirror the human body not by default, but with purposeful cognizance, a result which stems simultaneously from plurality and spontaneity/immediacy/chance... In addition it proposes an environment that speaks to the preceding adjectives, establishing a dialogue between painting and architecture, with the hope that architecture might extend 'the narrow borderline' between disciplines, and be persuaded to loop into new realm---an articulated in-between-realm by means of making. An environment that could be experienced directly without prior representation.
Fine arts; Architecture