Blue Dahlias I
For more than two decades, Mark Rediske created his sought-after color field paintings while laying the panel on a flat surface. In 'Language of Gravity,' he experiments instead with painting upright on an easel. The resulting downward pull of the paint enhances Rediske's distillation of skyscape and atmosphere. Alternating between areas of transparency and opacity, the paintings convey the essence of vast expanses of space and light.
In regard to the 'Dominion' series, Rediske explains that "all of the paintings start with very thinned areas of paint that flows down the panels. As I work into them sometimes only minimal amounts of this first layer survives – but it is something to react to as I continue working the surfaces."