Order and Chaos

Painting is a kind of struggle between order and chaos, manifested sometimes as structure vs. gesture, the rigorous vs. the romantic, control vs. abandon. The Disorder/Order paintings consist of pure line in various states of control and collapse.These paintings comprise a single gesture rotated four times. Is there a single coordinate or intersection where order breaks down and becomes chaos, or where disorder gathers itself up into order?



Disorder/Order, Oil on Linen, 77” x 77” (196 cm x 196 cm)


Disorder/Order, Oil on Canvas, 76” x 76” (193 cm x 193 cm)

 

 

Disorder/Order (Detail), Oil on Canvas, 80” x 60”

 

Disorder/Order Study, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”


Disorder/Order Study in White, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”


Disorder/Order Study, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”


Disorder/Order Study, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 24”




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