Process

TEXTURED PAINTINGS 

The surfaces of Isadore’s abstract paintings are created with a modelling paste and acrylic paint. This material is chosen as a means to create tension between a painted surface and raw texture. This process of exaggerated surface texturing is in juxtaposition to the accurately defined and painted cells which are more graphic in nature. Initial works (2006-2011) were created as investigations and reinterpretations of the work of the pop art movement and the Bauhaus.

Later (2018) many of the paintings integrate references from nature. The extensive use of waves topographies and geological forms has led to a work with gradations and offsets of lines and forms progressing through space. Color Palates of slate agate and sandstone play a role. At times there will be saturated colors incorporated into the compositions to give syncopation and rhythm. The textures add a relief that separates the image from its graphic origins and reflects a more complex interplay within the lighting of an environment constantly shifting throughout the day.  

Musings over coffee and casual exploration
Cad layout development of curated sketching ideas
Color Development through Photoshop
Layout and first textures
Texture Detailing
Overall texture progression