Balance: Simple vs. Complex
A friend of mind, Dick Schellens, pointed me to the work of Avery K. Singer. I am not showing her work to you, but I do encourage you to do a web search. Look at her work. It is extremely complex, black & white, is composed three-dimensionally, and is representative (i.e. references real world forms). I have worried that my work sometimes gets too complex, thus leaving the viewer confused. Avery Singer pushes this complexity, hard. She does not use color. That helps. Back to me...
Yesterday I made one simple drawing, then one complex drawing. I like the second one, the complex one, better. It feeds my soul more fully. The complexity asks me to dive in, to wonder.
The painting "2016 No. 15" is near satisfaction.
9/11/2016 02:08:00 pm
9/12/2016 09:13:24 am
Hey Mark, Thanks for looking! Good question. It points to the fact that I did not adequately explain myself. in today's post I will try to disassemble my self-query in regards to an art work being "too complex". I worry most about emotional correctness, for the viewer and the art work itself. -Carl
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