run through the tape (preserve)
Acrylic and gouache on woodboard and exposed stretchers | 2021
This is a piece I made in my London studio. Using what I thought about and learned in Portugal, I built the same structures to hold a vital symbol of the finish line. It’s iterative, like lots of my work, and formalist. Oftentimes, there’s a process of switch and swap via sketch to see what happens; and if it works - it gets made. This time around, that process of looking for certainty didn’t work for the vast majority of the series - but it did for this piece.
31.5 x 23.5 inches each
Signed by artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan.
“...still constantly remind myself of H.D. Thoreau’s quote “rather than love, than money, than fame; give me truth.” I think this is a crucial mentality to have as an artist, and any other profession; that success, by any definition, will be found in making honest work.”