Date of Award
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
My work is motivated by the painting “as such” – as an inquiry into and intervention upon what constitutes a painting, how they are constructed, how they function, etc. Through an investigation of painting as a genre, both in its historical canon and contemporary forms, I deconstruct the formal and cultural elements surrounding the field. Four major axes serve as the basis for my inquiry and intervention of painting: Painting, Abstraction, Representation, Control. Taking as a point of departure the comment, “Your work is a representation of abstraction,” I aim to figure out how “the painting” (in all of its many facets – as object, window, representation, color panel, canvas, etc.) operates within my paintings.
Page, Lucas, "Paiting" (2014). Undergraduate Theses—Unrestricted. 22.
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