Gestural strokes of calligraphic ink fused with the inertia of paint upon white canvases share both complimentary and frictional qualities in Anthropocene. Varying in weight and thickness, the energetic marks expel across the surface in various directions. Spontaneous expressions and visual articulations generate deliberate patterns, forms and expanses of monochromatic colour within an orderless composition. The expressive mark-making and frenzied strokes form a loose and gestural aesthetic, yet rooted in calculated exactitude in advancing the visual narrative.
Evoking scenes of torn landscapes devastated by thermal nuclear detonations, or a flock of birds in mass migration escaping devastation... whatever the interpretation, a sense of entropy emanates from each canvas. Side by side, these canvases become fields of connection and interaction, spontaneously rhythmic and associative rather than literal. Infusing abstraction with an engagement that allows for a state of perpetual formation and deformation.
As a side note: as the title suggests, this series delves into the subject of the Anthropocene, which is a proposed epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth's geology and ecosystems including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change. This emerging lexis is distinguished as a new period either after or within the Holocene, the current epoch.