Pat Badt “Election 2016” acrylic on paper mounted on wooden box

Pat Badt “Election 2016”  acrylic on paper mounted on wooden box

Artist Statement

The 2016 election was the beginning in a very dark place.  Swamp was one of the first paintings I completed after the election.  From its intentionally muddy colors I moved to working solely with darkness.  The Black | Not Black series worked with this darkness.  I worked towards black, first using blacks then learning how to mix the darkness without black.  

For me painting is an activity that filters experience through sensibility.  I paint through a woven matrix of string that demands that I am always on the surface of the painting.  Gesture is restricted and time is advanced in a kind of geologic accumulation of layers.  These layers of paint become a history, just as their historical sources come from specific events and may be reflected in the title, or included as source material on the back, or hidden inside, the painting. 

Skills

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September 27, 2018

Skills

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September 27, 2018