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Michael Giles

Artist Statement Submitted 2016

My work stems from finding pattern and rhythm in the world around me. The paintings began from finding places and spaces between words and lines in the text of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. These spaces/rhythms/patterns serve as the beginning of the paintings unto which I add color, line, and paint. The colors and patterns come from instinctual spaces in my head; they are worked and worked over on the canvas in layers which are considered, covered, and combined. Taking a cue from the Deleuzian “becoming” my paintings are an attempt to find a new meaning from these disparate influences; an attempt to combine text into visual language; an attempt to find a new impetus to make art.

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