The Kinkerstraat Drawings

During the summer of 2010 I lived with my wife in an apartment in Amsterdam lent to us by Dutch friends on a street called Kinkerstraat, the name that I have given the series of drawings I executed there. These works, measuring eight by five and a half inches, are very small versions, mini-snapshots, of what occurs on a much greater scale in my large paintings. In these drawings the biomorphic forms are ambushed by the random interference of abstract anomalous elements—an opposing structure in the swim of the continuum. This led me to emphasize the propulsive purposiveness of the bio-forms to persist, as it were, in their own being. Animism is inescapable in my imagery.

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