Michael Kessler is an artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Painting as Journaling
My way of experiencing the world is to take things apart and put them back together visually. My paintings documents that process. As I travel the world I deconstruct and reconstruct everything I see. What happens is lots of disparate elements are orchestrated and brought into balance. My paintings are a record of my observations. Painting for me is a way of exercising my memory as well as my imagination. The paintings are built-up of many layers of visual information which is carefully integrated and culled from my recollections. In the process of painting I utilize many unconventional tools such as trowels and knives. The image is primarily derived from texture. Color combination are pulled from observations of nature. My paintings are my Journal.