The ‘Rhizome Series’ features an accumulation of figures, superimposed to create an improbable landscape of contradictions, in a process-driven composition of feedback loops.
Each work, in the universal square format of Piet Mondrian, is always just a fragment of endless manifestation. Figure and ground partially invert in a field-effect of lines and shapes which re-appear as echoes throughout the stack. The superimposition of figures seen at different scales recalls Charles and Ray Eames’ ‘Powers of Ten’ and hints at perspective inducing movement towards and around the work. The effect is like prizing apart the sequence of layers from an abstract expressionist painting, say Willem de Kooning’s ‘River’ or Jackson Pollack’s ‘Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)’. The hard distinctness of graphic elements assigned to each layer is contrasted by the effects of reflection and diffusion which draw these elements together in a painterly sense as the angle of view changes.
CNC-routed & digitally printed acrylic (3 layers + mirror back), mirror foil elements, steel fixings