Tom Prinz


October 25 - November 30, 2013

Tom Prinz

Opening Reception: Friday, October 25 | 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, November 6 | 7:00pm

The process of visual expression is a constant struggle. Today's modernity is about the imperfect as much as the perfect, discontinuity as continuity. The ambiguity of this or that reflects the nature of the world in which we live. This displacement and ambiguity force one to establish new relationships.

I have always been attracted to paintings which are open-ended, have doubt and imperfection, are unfinished and barely defined. This gives the viewer a greater participation in the creative act. Trained as an architect, I feel predisposed to certain structural organizations and affinities.

It started with the basic idea of making marks on a surface. I follow the path between order and chaos. Paintings are done on the floor. They move around a lot to generate new combinations and relationships. The paintings are always seen in the context of others. There is a sense of collage with the elements that constitute the tentative boundaries which have been established. The work has a formless tactile quality. Torn newsprints to digital prints are combined to form a hybrid expression.

When a fusion exists between all these elements of tension in a balanced and uniform way, form occurs. The harmonious synthesis of form brings together the rational and intuitive aspects of the human condition – the paintings are not about ideas but thoughts.