Think Of Yourself As A Machine.

painting series / acrylics on canvas / various sizes / 2016

During this process of painting on transparent surfaces and directly onto the architecture, I wanted to know how this system is transferable onto canvas. For half a year I only painted on the basis of the randomized instructions and worked in my studio in 60 minutes audio sets.

What happens to my work attitude and style when no audience is watching? How do I handle excessive demand when I hear too many instructions layered on top of each other? Does the system still work if my body has ‘learned‘ how to do a certain movement? Can I neutralize this idea at all? How do I overcome my own constant assessments during the painting process? Where does the machine start, where does the self stop? 

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