Bringing something into view agitates the mind as it tries to grasp the content of what is being revealed. I'm interested in making paintings that agitate the viewing mind in the same way where in addition to being looked at the paint becomes something the viewer tries to look through.
Obscured shapes blur the boundaries between abstraction and figuration, positing a kind of internal/external debate within themselves, as well as a larger meditation on form. For instance, a shape may recall a skirt, a torso or a knee, all the while remaining abstract.
I want my paintings to exist at the point where the viewer has just enough clarity to want to see a little bit more.