michael howard

Untitled (#26-19)

Untitled (#26-19)

Canvas

Completed: February 2019

Height: 44.25 in.

Width: 31.375 in.

I unexpectedly found myself approaching ‘Memphis’ (‘Design Style’). Very much enjoying the lighter gravity, I attempted to braid this into a more visceral surface. It can often feel like – if the 80’s graphic laminate eked out just a millimeter of substantive depth, the whole concept would collapse.

Here, I think the taut shallow space acts something like a frozen pond; you have two radically different states of the same material substance – and it’s a question of thin and thick, and shallow and deep?

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