Jan Kossen

Contemporary Art Gallery

Monica Delgado




What’s a Painting #5

Artists Statement

I am interested in paint’s physicality and materiality, which prompts an exploration of paint’s properties and use of the medium without actually painting. My work aims to question the conventional perceptions of painting, explore the possibilities of what painting can be, and to create ambiguity between painting, sculpture, and object. Acrylic paint is dried in drips or strips, then it is layered, stacked, rolled, draped and hung, or wrapped around objects. Paint is used to create actual three dimensionality instead of the traditional notion of using it to render the illusion of three-dimensionality on a two-dimensional plane.