The recent drawings illustrate many of the ideas I have been developing in the paintings. I have been working with grids, a series of overlaid intervals and chance operations created both virtually and physically. With most of the drawings, which in turn extends to the paintings, there is an internal logic that the viewer can decipher with time. For example, the horizontal intervals can be repeated in some fashion on the vertical axis. Again, these simple compositional ideas become the container for “painterly incident”.
I almost always work listening to music which is an enormous influence on my working method. My tastes ranges from rather conventional indie rock music, to work on the pop fringe such as Sonic Youth, which is the soundtrack of many artist studios around the world, to even more experimental work such as Black Dice. I love glitch music which often incorporates sounds such as skipping CDs. I respond to music that is rich, dense and multi-layered. One thing I used to love to do when I lived in NYC was to close my eyes on the subway and listen to the cacophonous symphony of noise from the moving train, which is some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard.
I think with my work I might be trying to create a sensation similar to closing ones eyes on the subway and being completely enveloped within that beautiful auditory environment.