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Sculpture: Wood, Enamel on Other.
The Oculus Series came about after I became (slightly) obsessed with Frank Stella and his groundbreaking wall sculptures. I love working on wall sculptures due to the 3 dimensional aspect of them and Frank Stella has always been an inspiration to me. However, I wanted to actually do some work that was in the same artistic vein, without copying his genius specifically. So after months of studying his work and methodology, I began to work through an entire series of wall sculptures that give my personal artistic nod to the master.
This series of unique pieces tap into my love of minimalism, modernism, geometric based art and of course cubism in a very Stella type way.
My goal for Oculus 7 and the Series was to offer extremely clean and modern artwork that stands on it's own, without the need for a subject or object. To me this is the essence of non-objective art. I wanted these pieces to be amazing because they simply "are" from a design and color standpoint, not because they are trying to simply replicate an object in the world. Design and specifically minimalist design has the power to do this and when it is finally achieved, you stand back and just know that is right. People constantly ask me, "What is it" or "I see this in it". I am not sure why people always feel the need to make a work "be something", as again, good abstract art and design can simply stand on it's own. That is what I try to achieve in the pieces I created for this series, including Oculus 7.
The piece was created using very fine brushes and rollers, to minimize any brush strokes. It is Acrylic on MDF composite board. The result is a very fine almost matte, modern finish. Starting at Oculus 5, I perfected an new semi-gloss lacquer finish which makes the pieces even more modern. All sides are finished and the piece stands out about .25 inches from the wall (Designed the backing this way), so that it "floats" on the wall. It is wired and ready to hang. Note: Oculus 7 is very deep burgundy, white and hot pink. Custom colors and sizes can be commissioned.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection
Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in New York