Think I'm done with this one. I'm dubbing it my 'let's get back to business' painting. Went to my Ab-Ex influences for this painting and am pleased with how things have turned out. I'll post a full shot of it soon.
One thing that I've begun to embrace more as I get older as an artist is that you can't be afraid to engage different aspects of your creative interests at the same time. I had a studio visit with a curator a few years ago. I showed paintings from two different bodies of work and he remarked that it seemed like he was "looking at the work of two different artists". I said that I was aware of that, but I needed to pursue different avenues of work to get what I wanted out of the paintings.
We're never the same person at any given moment and we do things to appeal to different aspects of our personalities. The same goes for how I approach art-making. My only concerns are making the best work that I can and that the bodies of work are fairly consistent in execution and content, and hope that they provoke a response, good or bad, once they're out in the world.
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