Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Residency works III

Standard Ordering, 2012, acrylic on panel, 30" x 24"

Assertion, 2012, acrylic and collage on panel, 12" x 12"

A Law of Mathematics, 2012, acrylic on panel, 24" x 30"

Displacement Singularity, 2012, acrylic on panel, 36" x 36"

Sequencer (folded), 2012, acrylic on panel, 24" x 24"

As mentioned in yesterday's post, here are four more paintings whose formal elements diverge from other things that I'm working on. While these paintings look drastically different in style from some of my other recent works, the geometric aspects mirror my explorations of hard-edged, almost minimal paintings dating back ten years. The mirroring is where the similarities stop. In these new paintings, I've taken a new-found fascination that I have with geometric forms and placed them in more conventional figure-ground compositions. In addition, I'm also looking for engaging ways of handling formal relationships between colors, edges, surfaces, foreground/background, etc...

6 comments:

Nancy Natale said...

I like these A LOT, Tim! It never hurts to dip back into your past work and see it with new eyes. I think the contrast between the softer, more detailed ground and the hard(er)-edged forms makes for a very interesting contrast and talks about space in a very different way. Happy delving in this new/old direction!

Tim McFarlane said...

Hi Nancy, thank you, very much for your comments. I'm always looking back to move forward. It took me a while to let myself go down this road with conviction, while also continuing with my other work simultaneously, but once I saw some of the results, I had to continue.

Pete Hoge said...

I am a bit jealous of your work
here because I came up with
similar ideas when I was doing
some drawings with computer
graphics software. Flat blocks
or shapes of color superimposed
over active backgrounds.

It should teach me that other
people come up with the same
stuff that I come up with...

;)

Tim McFarlane said...

Hey, Pete, keep going with it as far as you can. You never know where you might take it :)

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Tim,
found your blog and was early then with your paintings.... then found you on Tumblr and reblogged quite a few of them.
Hope to see what you are doing down the track as well.
cheers,
Sophie

Tim McFarlane said...

HI Sophie,

Thanks for the nice note and reblogging on Tumblr! I followed you back, as well. I hope things are going well with your work, as well.