OBVERSE PAINTINGS

by Fred Chuang




BLOND
17" x 13"

This was my first attempt at depicting the human figure.  At the time, I had not discovered the use of solvent to maneuver my spray paint medium with a brush; I was constrained by masks and the spray delivery system.  I used my ubiquitous water droplets, the protective film cut into section masks, and the directional spray of various colors to create the overall texture and a sense of the third dimension in the various body parts.  The gold line was created with scrafitto and creates a through-line, underscoring, with its various roles, the interweaving of 3-dimensional space, and, ultimately, the title.