David Carlson

Oil and acrylic painting, mixed media on paper


Through the act of abstract painting I merge time and energy into compositions that reflect unknown circumstance. I begin with a simple group of thoughts or perimeters that initiate the overall concept. (platform) Totemic force, the figure, unidentified object, nature, diverse cultural experiences through travel define the stating point for the process. Mine is not to dissect and explain but to experience and reflect. Back in the studio, I find each painting has it’s own duration and perception, which is automatically built into the work through the process of exploration. This is something I have been working and struggling with for many years. Time, thoughts, layers of memory, and eureka all come into play while making the work.