Tondos

These oil-on-canvas art-objects emphasis an exploration of surface. An impasto-like relief is achieved by encouragement
of the base tarp texture with raw oil paint. The curated colors speak for themselves, often thought directed with adhered accoutrements. A diversion from years of a default golden square format is enjoyed with this tondo tangent.

"On view..." at Lange + Pult
"On view..." at Lange + Pult

The street view of the "On view..." solo exhibition at Galerie Lange + Pult in Zürich April/May 2019

"Rondo" 2019
"Rondo" 2019

raw 'Cadmium Red Deep Hue' oil paint on sewn canvas tarpaulins, mounted on wooden stretcher diameter/ø approx 36 inches/ 91,5cm

"Rondo" 2019
"Rondo" 2019

raw 'Cadmium Red Deep Hue' oil paint on sewn canvas tarpaulins, mounted on wooden stretcher diameter 36 inches/ ø 91,5cm

"Rondo", 2019
"Rondo", 2019

raw 'Cadmium Red Deep Hue' oil paint on sewn canvas tarpaulins, mounted on wooden stretcher diameter/ø approx 16 inches/ 40,6cm

"Rondo", 2019 (detail)
"Rondo", 2019 (detail)
"Rondo", 2019 (detail)
"Rondo", 2019 (detail)
"Rondo", 2019 (detail)
"Rondo", 2019 (detail)
"Luna", 2019
"Luna", 2019

raw 'Radiant Turquoise' oil paint on sewn canvas tarpaulins, with broken glass shards (from tequila bottles) diameter/ø approx 16 inches / 40,6cm

"Luna", 2019 (detail)
"Luna", 2019 (detail)
"Genoa", 2020
"Genoa", 2020

raw 'Indigo' oil paint on sewn 501's diameter 16⅛ inches / ø 41cm

"Ra", 2019
"Ra", 2019

raw 'Cadmium Lemon' oil paint on sewn canvas tarpaulins, with convex glass mirror diameter/ø approx. 13 inches / 33cm

"The Sun as the universal giver of life would be my God"
—Napoleon Bonaparte

"Gojira" 2019
"Gojira" 2019

raw ‘Sap Green’ oil paint on sewn canvas tarpaulins, with paillettes diameter 36 inches / ø 91,5cm

"Gojira" 2019 (detail)
"Gojira" 2019 (detail)

"Red is the color of creation"
—Frank Lloyd Wright

Ra detail of convex mirror
Ra detail of convex mirror
“Peyo” 2020
“Peyo” 2020

raw ‘Cerulean Blue Hue’ oil on sewn canvas tarpaulins, marshmallows diameter 24 inches / ø 70cm

"Peyo" detail showing marshmallow
"Peyo" detail showing marshmallow
"Genoa" pre-indigo
"Genoa" pre-indigo

showing the sewn denim jeans before application of the indigo oil paint

showing the sewing of the 501 jeans before application of the indigo oil paint

“Genet Génie” 2020
“Genet Génie” 2020

raw’ Indigo’ French oil paint on sewn selvedge 501s diameter 24 inches / ø 70cm

"Indigo.

Indigoing.

Indigone." 
―Tom Robbins (Jitterbug Perfume)
 

showing the sewn jeans stretched before application of the indigo oil paint

"Genova", 2020
"Genova", 2020

raw 'Indigo' oil paint on sewn 501's diameter 10⅛ inches / ø 25,7cm

"Halcyon" 2019
"Halcyon" 2019

24k gold leaf on sewn canvas tarpaulins diameter/ø approx 12 inches / 25,4cm

"Halcyon" pre-gold
"Halcyon" pre-gold

showing the sewn tarpaulin stretched before application of the 24k gold leaf

"Halcyon" pre-gold
"Halcyon" pre-gold

showing the sewn tarpaulin stretched before application of the 24k gold leaf

"Halcyon" 2019
"Halcyon" 2019

24k gold leaf on sewn canvas tarpaulins diameter/ø 13 inches / 33cm

"Halcyon" 2019
"Halcyon" 2019

24k gold leaf on sewn canvas tarpaulins diameter/ø approx 7 inches / 17,8cm private collection Toronto

the type of 24k gold leafing used for the "Halcyon" tondos

"Halcyon" pre-gold
"Halcyon" pre-gold

showing the sewn tarpaulin stretched before application of the 24k gold leaf