I have always been intrigued by artworks of the Op Art style, specifically the works of Julian Stanczak, Victor Vasarely, and more recently, Susie Rosmarin.
My earliest paintings were investigations of those styles – attempts to recreate the retinal experience with results of vibrations, movements, blur, and after-images. My work focused on comparisons of various color progressions, supported by my use of rigid and methodical gridworks.
At present, in addition to the “Op” artists, my influences now include Frank Stella (specifically the “plane” paintings of the early to mid 1970’s) and Liubov Popova of the “Constructivist” movement.
As such, my artworks have evolved into presentations of various grid comparisons, such as grids of different sizes, angles, and colors. The color progressions are now being used to present the contrasting gridworks creating a dense and ambiguous space.
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