Corey Stout

Region: MFA Annual

In this series, I reexamine my own ideas about the nature of abstract painting. By cutting a variety of wooden blocks and presenting them on a two-dimensional panel support, I explore the boundaries between painting and sculpture. I separate the prepared blocks into different groups by size and these act as my palette. I then arrange pieces quickly and intuitively on the panel. This intuitive decision-making constructs the composition, while welcoming natural irregularities and subtle variations in the color of the wood. The purity of the material is not disguised or changed with the addition of stain or paint.