Douglas Cartmel

Region: West

Douglas Cartmel's new work concentrates on the multiple representations of the ocean, seen as a naturally occurring abstraction. These locales dissolve into modernist strata once painted upon supple grounds and panels, giving these isolated worlds new life. Cartmel combines the fleeting, existential subject matter with the concrete objectivity of the laboriously crafted object. More than merely mementos, these paintings are what he would call artifacts, securing the importance and validity of a moment and location erased.