UNTITLED #51, Acrylic on Linen on Panel, 11 1/4 x 11 1/4"
UNTITLED #53, Acrylic on Linen on Panel, 11 1/4 x 11 1/4"
UNTITLED #52, Acrylic on Linen on Panel, 11 1/4 x 11 1/4"
"The most recent works are the “moiré paintings.” A moiré pattern is an interference effect created by the overlay of two or more offset patterns. The fusion of the patterns creates another pattern that is quite unlike and much more complex than any of the individual ones. You often see these moirés in overlapping window screens or woven fabrics. They are also a common unwanted residue of digital and print imagery, when the pixelation or banding mis-registers. Moirés seems to have some fascinating stubborn, underlying logic that when created by hand, and in color, become all the more unpredictable and exhilarating.
The moiré paintings are created with notched, comb-like trowels and multiple layers of sanded acrylic paint, revealing an image that is both graphic and utterly material. Despite the seamlessness of their almost glass-like surfaces, these paintings reveal a dense materiality, thus integrating the systemics of opticality with the unruly physicality of paint." ~Anoka Faruqee