Daniel Pailes-Friedman

410 Water St Road, Hudson

Burst Series

Painting is a meditative process.  It begins with preparing a canvas and ends when there is nothing is left to resolve.  A composition starts with a series of lines created by suppressing conscious control.  It is fast and spontaneous, like automatic drawing.  In just a few minutes the entire composition 

is laid out.  

 

Once that is complete, there is a transition to a deliberate work flow.  Areas of color are meticulously applied defining the composition and are added slowly and with a studied patience allowing the painting to evolve.  A few highly saturated colors are applied first and create the focal point of the painting. 

 

Layered on top of that are areas of highly diluted colors that fall into a palette of near whites. Together they work to create depth and movement. Negative space is critical.  Implied transparencies emerge with the juxtaposition and intersection of the colored shapes.  Some paintings come quickly.  Some take months.  Each piece leads to the next.

Daniel Pailes-Friedman

410 Water St Road, Hudson

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Burst Series

Painting is a meditative process.  It begins with preparing a canvas and ends when there is nothing is left to resolve.  A composition starts with a series of lines created by suppressing conscious control.  It is fast and spontaneous, like automatic drawing.  In just a few minutes the entire composition is laid out…more

 

Once that is complete, there is a transition to a deliberate work flow.  Areas of color are meticulously applied defining the composition and are added slowly and with a studied patience allowing the painting to evolve.  A few highly saturated colors are applied first and create the focal point of the painting. Layered on top of that are areas of highly diluted colors that fall into a palette of near whites. Together they work to create depth and movement. Negative space is critical.  Implied transparencies emerge with the juxtaposition and intersection of the colored shapes.  Some paintings come quickly.  Some take months.  Each piece leads to the next.

 

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