Jay Anderson

Region: Pacific Coast

My current paintings employ synthetic camouflage nets as “allover” stencils that provide a framework for abstraction. Camouflage netting is used primarily in the field of combat. Its function is to hide or obscure the recognition of important objects. Because of its perforated construction, the net does not serve as a complete covering. It is designed to incorporate the covered object as a contributor to its own concealment.

I am interested in creating paintings that address themselves as objects while reflecting on the intuitive gesture that is so much a part of the tradition and evolution of abstract painting.