Industrial paint, fire, water and fixative on canvas / Aluminum frame
70 x 100 inches
As with much of my work, the starting point is my profound interest in exploring dichotomies. These paintings are painted using a roller instead of a brush, in order to first make a perfect monochrome painting. Then theyre set on fire. This action directly negates the former and throwing water on the flames then concludes the painting. In turn it ends up full of testimonies of its own creation, from the meltdown of the paint, the ashes of the cremated canvas, traces of water and my fingerprints from handling the entire process. Thus control is contrasted by chance, perfect by imperfect.