Way of the Process Painter: the coexistence of process & painting within a wayfaring, intuitive and durational practice
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This practice-led research project Way of the Process Painter explores process and painting as coexistent within a wayfaring, intuitive and durational painting practice, and can be likened to an open-ended journey where the physical artifacts offer points of arrival and departure within the larger duration of my project. I utilize wayfaring, thinking-through-making research methodologies to explore intuitive, playful and ritualistic painting processes as methods through which I attempt to transcend my unique duration and venture intuitively into the virtual realm, coalesce with material energies and draw the potentiality found therein into form. The materiality of painting is revealed to be the vessel through which this process takes place. Within my paintings I explore a multiplicity of materials and mark-making strategies stretched throughout a unified body of work, these visual and affective links emanate a kinetic rhythm, which bounces between the paintings, involving myself, the viewer and the paintings in an affective spatio-temporal register that has the potential to open fissures between stimulus and response (Bergson), and draw us into a wayfaring spirit of inquiry.