“ TRANSMOGRAPHIC “ WORKS—Paintings & Drawings
My paintings and drawings illustrate a way of seeing, conceptualizing and recording the ineffable play of time, light/shadow, dreams, memories and impressions.
The creation of these pieces entails an interfusing of multiple layers of ideas and images, colors, forms, linear elements, light and shading, while combining with varying points of spatial reference to produce graphically rendered ideas organized in a unified pictorial field. For me, the visual, visceral and cognitive experience engendered by the work is that of an ever blossoming, ever expanding sense of “interiority” akin to that of dreaming.
While I may refer to these images as “portraits” and “scapes”, they are in fact, far more than what these terms imply. This is particularly noteworthy with respect to the portraits, wherein, despite all conscious intentions to render an objectively precise reproduction of the photographic source, the unconscious and inexplicable emerges and overtakes the primary image. Consequently, the familiar and the unnamable co-exist beside, within, around and throughout that which is immediately discernable.
And so it is with the scapes in which there is an overlapping of visionary scenes and lucent planes, which simultaneously encompass macrocosmic and microcosmic events, strange entities, time warps and the presences by which they are inhabited.
In the end, these works are about the magic, mystery and the enchantment of seeing from the vantage point of irreducible being.
Warren C. Lyons