David Hollowell
The Arch, 1986
Graphite on paper
Image size: 14 X 13
Framed size: 25 X 24

David Hollowell Statement

I have arrived at a place in painting where I understand the nature of the picture plane so well that I have begun to ask questions that have led me away from the traditional discussions of space that we painters address in our work. I still have many paintings to paint that support the condition of the human figure placed in the picture space which locates itself within the picture plane. Yes I still have pictures that I want to paint, but the paintings that I have been making no longer come off as pictures. One does not even know they are looking at a painting upon initial observation of these paintings.