Above image, by Jake Adams- 2008-Wall series-Charcoal on paper

by Jake Adams- 2008-Wall series-Charcoal on paper

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Explaining the four part series... Entitled- On a Moments Notice

------Its difficult to put into words for me hence the fact that I stick to visual tangibility... Nonetheless, I will give a little background on these four recent paintings, all completed within 2 months, One was started a month before I started the series but thats not important. As you will see, all of the pieces have glazed over charcoal or graphite. To me that was the bond within the series. Its an extremely reflective resin surface, but its all contained within a boundary. A boundary of paint, a literal representation of order. Which in a way was  my main goal for the entire series... A sense of cohesion. Within that cohesion I also wanted to demonstrate my current ideas of painting. That being a preservation of my touch, forever  balancing in between a clear reflective material and the gravity outside of it. In some cases I am going over paint as well as the charcoal or graphite with the resin.
-----Obtaining the shapes of not only the canvas, but also the resin areas was an odd process. A specific process I've been using for a couple of years. The process begins using my "emotional recovery map through color". It involves placing emotions on to a specific color. A color that I see when experiencing the emotion. From the first color I pick, I try to transcend that emotions color into another color through meditation. When I get to that color I am ready to start painting. Because once I choose to use two colors, it becomes much easier for me to translate my feelings into many more variations of those colors. Color theory becomes the last step in this whole process. Every variation of color helps me build up closer to the desired shapes and compositions that I desire.
------All of this finally ties into the shapes in the incessant variety of reflection that occurs in the series as well. The drawing and the reflection become one together, and once that happens, and I realize that every possible reflection can subsist with the painted surface around it, then I accept that the painting is finished.

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