In conversation with a fellow artist last December, I asked his advice on how to succeed in the art world. He told me “KV, you have to find your voice”. It is this continual challenge that I’ve imposed on myself that gets me excited spending countless hours in the studio. In this Abstract series of work, I challenge myself to paint on a much larger canvas size that I’m used to. I experiment with non-conventional tools and techniques. The process of trying out these different methods and expressions is equally as important as the final product – in a lot of instances the outcome is unplanned and unpredictable.
Creating these works brings me back to my childhood desire to pour a large bucket of bright paint onto the sidewalk, and seeing how it grows and transforms, and then stamping all over the ground with my hands and feet to make patterns. This is the feeling of pure joy. Not knowing exactly where the paint will end up creates excitement as you watch it unfold in front of you. This to me is my genuine attempt to finding my voice.