A Supposedly Private Thought, An Unpopular Opinion
A Supposedly Private Thought, An Unpopular Opinion
Graphite, Airbrush, Oil, Paint Pen, Oil Stick
W48 x H72 x D1.5 inches
2015

When making this piece I was thinking about visualizing the chaotic inner space of identity construction, as described through psychoanalysis. In this involved process I visualized the accretion--like globs of concrete--of the various and sometimes discordant elements of identity. This piece also represents something of a slight departure from my typical painting practice if only in terms of the process. My preparations were similar in terms of ideological motivation and literary research, but in executing the piece I was interested in painting more directly, and in a more automatic fashion, with the hopes of removing more of the intellectual and technical intervention in the painting process.