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I use design software as a preliminary drawing tool, which allows me to spontaneously and intuitively change a composition’s color and formal structure. Working digitally gives me access to the modification history of every composition I create, and only after choosing from hundreds of digital sketches do I begin focusing on the craft of painting.
Dividing the process into stages, I begin by applying a thick gestural layer of impasto with acrylic modeling paste. The image is then painted by hand in thin layers, carefully blurring the edges where shapes meet. The visual effect is a constant shift of focus between two distinct modes of perception – the materiality of the underlying texture and the virtuality of the painted image.