My work is fueled by a belief in expression beyond representation. I am interested in the additive and subtractive forces of life that lead to the human inevitabilities that bind us. In response to the sudden passing of my father, I began using repetitive mark making as a coping mechanism to tend to the ceaseless undercurrent of grief. When I draw a space emerges through a cerebral dialog between me and its forms. This space is neutral. Its forms bend, fold, push and pull. This space, while in constant flux, can endure because of its invincible topology.
I seek intellectual and visual references by examining spirituality and ancient histories, gathering similarities and common themes. My marks are meant to isolate or trap a moment of an ambiguous space. The drawings act as a visual record, a fragment of a paranormal world.
Linonel Rombach Gallery. Tucson, AZ, USA. September 2020