For the month of August, K Contemporary is proud to present Michael Gadlin's most recent body of non-objective paintings.
From the artist:
"There’s no language for what’s in my heart and my soul until I paint.
For me it’s about letting go.
Letting go, as a means to find deeper meaning and purpose.
The more I let go, the closer I get to the truth.
Like a child discovering the sandbox for the first time, I begin this work by seeking an ingenuousness that felt open to all possibilities as an unexplored pursuit. A way to discover new marks and relationships. Holding only a nonobjective agenda, and choosing tools that were anomalous for the process of laying down paint.
Finding a more primitive and exhaustive method to express that, which I cannot put into words. Arriving at content that feels new. Piecing together forms that seem to have long coexisted. Like playing-as-you-go, shapes and forms begin to collide and make interactions that feel undeniably ostentatious. Enticing viewers with a visual story of my process.
I went out of the way to either use tools that I found or made. I wanted the tools to provide a bit of a struggle. I needed to feel the tension against my push of the paint onto the surface. Only to have created marks that translate less predictably and make for an interaction of harmonies."