James Cullinane


The work I am currently doing started with a look back at small "suitcase pieces" I had done while traveling ten years ago. They were small collages and paintings that explored the possibilities diagrammatic or didactic imagery such as architectural dictionaries and instructional manuals might have. To return to this period in the work I was doing then has provided a new way into my current practice.

I am only interested in pattern as a product of process. In this group of works, geometry and pattern are built up patiently until the edifice begins to topple...until process is built on top of process without concern for appearance of the thing. Then and only then after lying on wait for weeks or months, can you hope to escape down the labyrinthine path that geometry has created. A painting may begin to form if it's not wrecked or compromised along the way.