Process in Pieces
Calgary, Alberta

The Gem is a piece that was made as part of an Intuitive Painting series. It explores the ways in which art making can be done free of associations, parameters, and rules in order to let the thoughts, feelings or emotions of the maker to come through. On a blank canvas, I explored experimental feeling-based marking making, letting the brush lead me, and working the paint until the piece felt done. Additionally, the exercise explored how to sense when a piece is finished or not, figuring out if it feels incomplete or if it has been overworked.

Oil on Canvas, Process-based Painting Method

Lex Hilderman
Calgary, Alberta