Automatons is what I call these fast passed little treasures. They are 8 x 11 canvas boards, created after a painting project is finally done. Now I need to clean the color palette and by doing that I also clean the soul of the residue of the finished painting. The colors are newly mixed and within 5 minutes distributed over the canvas board. It’s an unconscious process that would drive someone watching it crazy as there is no rhyme or reason to it. It’s serendipitous and sometimes it mounts to an image that can be looked at afterwards and sometime is just cements the chaos in my head disturbingly well, and you run to find order again. Sometimes they grow on me. When I look at them, they feel at the same time slightly familiar but mostly removed, like it’s a different part of me who created them. It’s the detached right brain at work, and it gave the left brain not a single moment to be part of it, took on a life of its own.
Without doubt the technique as inspired by dadaists, for example, Andre Mason who did automatic drawings, or Max Ernst who after printing wood pattern on the canvas and used it as a starting point for his inspirations.
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