12 April 2007

Pleasing Forms

"Making abstract work involves a lot of reflection. Even in work like this, in which paint must be put down with verve and speed, the artist has to spend a lot of time looking at the results and evaluating them. An area of paint has either come to rest in an optimal shape, density, transparency, hue, texture, and relationship to nearby areas, or it hasn't, and thus something needs to be done. But what? It depends. You decide by paying a lot of attention to your gut reactions about pleasing forms."
~ Franklin Einspruch, Catalogue essay for
George Bethea's "Prajna: Color and Light" at Dorsch Gallery

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