Moral Anger

Gene TantaDecaturUnited States

2018Oil paint, calk on Masonite

120 x 120 cm

WOOCS 2.1.9

$ 1,883

1 in stock

My paintings tend to be personal: I paint historical as well as more private portraits overshadowed from within, as it were, by that Romanian 8 year old I used to be who knew he wanted to be an artist but also knew Ceausescu would never permit the playing with meaning fine art demands. No, I guess didn't know this. I felt it.

Taking this scene as its point of departure, my work delves into things I am not fully conscious of: feelings are the thin red threads guiding my process, they give texture to memory. That texture, a combination of material artifacts we all carry, is what comes through the paintings. The paintings are a way of asking questions by doing first and conceiving second, if ever. I want you to experience the breathtaking pause between a feeling and a thought, between what the work says and what the viewer takes away. Shape, color, mark, maker: these can be familiar to a stranger and understood emotionally as memory, longing, loss, before or even without knowing the meaning of the artwork.

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