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.
There is a gravitational pull that holds us to place and time; to memory, hope, loss, and desire. It is my aspiration that my work inspires some common thread to the universal forces that unite us.
With the title 'Landfall,' I was thinking of something coming into view, as I was becoming more accustomed to working vertical and these seemed to have a more atmospheric landscape sensibility. -- Mark Rediske