Jonathan Faber

Region: West


City / State: Austin, TX

Painting to me is a physical thinking process—a way of getting involved in a kind of internal dialogue. I am engaged in making works that are primarily abstract but are also connected to a lexicon of real-world imagery. In each painting, there is a negotiation of extremes—a friction between concept and intuition. I finely balance methodical and immediate approaches to each image so that they undergo a process of formation and de-formation, destruction and reconstruction.

Although the process can be similar among the images, it is my intention to make each painting singular, an entity with its own idiosyncrasies. My hope is that the works convey a heightened sense of the passing of time, perpetual movement, and a honed intuition that resonates for the viewer with an experience that is both peculiar and familiar.