Joel Edwards
   
Joel Edwards
I spent the last ten years or so working within a specific set of parameters. My latest group of paintings are the result of me trying more and more to get out of my own way while working — removing the self-imposed systems and confines of my earlier work — and let the paintings develop more out of a dialogue with my unconscious. I began experimenting with a method of working where both sides of the canvas were worked on simultaneously. Using pure pigments and sizing on linen allowed the colors to bleed through to the reverse, igniting an unplanned image that would feed the next decision. Through the course of the process, I found myself flipping back and forth between the front and back a dozen times before deciding which side spoke to me more. To me the surprise of of the unexpected has become the starting off point.

If you would like to learn more about Joel, visit:

CANVAS Artspace website