Grant Billingsley

Region: West

Using a painterly stroke or dripped paint as a symbol of history, unpredictability, and inaccuracy, I reproduce interior domestic scenes. Everything we see in an interior space is the result of a human decision. From the placement of our couches and plants to the meetings of walls and ceilings, we show our reliance on an implied grid. Perspective drawing and architectural plans are examples of the representation of space as a summation of orthogonal lines and geometry. Producing illusionistic space by means of organic paint marks that reference line, I explore ways of understanding the spaces we experience. I draw attention to vision and decision-making, contrast the ability to create and represent knowledge, and pursue, with cries of solipsism, a balance of analytical and innate reactionary processes.