John Sousa

Region: Midwest

 Each work in my series Chaos Fields is part of an “imagined field of in nite possibility.” This field is a play on both the formal field of painting and the frothy quantum field of physics.

At the quantum level, reality does not exist unless observed. And with art, a viewer is essential to its meaning. These works do not dictate; their meaning is unfixed. Instead they suggest. What you ultimately see is filtered through your own perception and experience.

The notion that “any possibility” can appear out of the field gives me the freedom to include in them whatever I wish. This has led me to be more playful than usual. I like to say these works are like Robert Ryman paintings “gone bad.”