Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shaped Form

"Surface Crust"
Acrylic Collage on Board
2009, 24" x 24" x 1.5" approx.
© Dennis Guastella 2009

This is a study for a larger work. I wanted to explore the shaped canvas much like my free-form collage work. Ripped sheets of acrylic are layered and in some cases create alignments, thus, developing a grid-like underlying structure. Basically, I really enjoy the play between structure and spontaneous marking. This theme runs through all my work, whether I am extruding dots of paint in a random application or aligning gestured marks, my intention is to create this tension between the plan and the accident.