Ellsworth Kelly, Study for “Blue, White,” 1960 (ink on paper)
Abstract art is my passion and it has also, it seems, become my obsession. I am constantly searching the internet to find abstract painters that inspire me, and when I find someone unfamiliar and new, I saturate myself with their work, post them on Tumblr, and then the journey continues to find more, more, more. I find abstract art a glorious mystery and I am always trying to figure out what attracts me to a piece, it would seem so simple, but it is oh, so difficult. As for my own practice, I am still trying to "learn to paint", abstract, of course. Does one learn to paint? I don't know. I just paint, but nothing I paint is what I want it to be. I paint every day, and I just keep painting over things. Even if I sort of like something, I end up painting over it. I try new techniques and study painters that I admire, but to no avail. I love painting, and I aspire to be a good painter, whatever the hell that means, but in the end, I guess I only have to please myself, and therein lies the impossibility.