Wednesday, March 21, 2012

John Douglas

A Fairly Useful Map, Also Showing the Limitations of Immortality

I try and observe and experience the inner life of what is about – and to convey this in my art with as few subjective filters as possible. To open all the doors and windows and let the work dictate what it wants to be to some extent, then combine this intuitive process with an application of technical skills and knowledge.

What do colours mean – and does the meaning of one colour change when placed next to another colour? Can the position alone of a mark within a composition contain information? Can the relationships of these marks to each other carry further meanings?

I don’t like to think of this approach as so-called “spiritual” art. I see it as attempting to express reality.