I’m building a display table for my Long Series paintings. This is a test to see if it will stand, and to give me a rough idea if it’s going to look something like what I have in mind. The legs will have cross supports. There will also be a plexiglass cover, and I’ll probably paint it black.
An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Brigid Watson.
Paint equals Desire.
“I look at the sidewalk and I look at the sea. I think about cement and I think about tides; the color of the sky changes everything.
Sometimes I parse the details of my life and yours, big and small.
While much of what I do is based on immediate observation- what I saw while out walking my dog this morning- past events, relationships,and places I remember all crop up in my work. At times there are nostalgic passages though I am always forward thinking.
As an expressionist I frame all of my thought in terms of color and gesture. While I alternate between being purely abstract and using pictorial elements , the process of painting remains the same and I have the same concerns. Those concerns include pushing my color from decorative and pretty to encompass challenging and awkward combinations, for being pretty without being a little ugly too is mundane. I think less about space and more about spacing; the relationships and scales of marks and forms, breathing. The materiality of paint the joy if stuff , is central to what I do though I try to mitigate my enthusiasms with a degree if discipline. The two in concert establish my range and my boundaries. Expression of my experience though- that’s at the heart of what I do.” BW
Master of Fine Arts, New York University; New York, NY and Venice, Italy, 2001
Fifth Year Graduate Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts; Boston, MA, 1994
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tufts University; Medford, MA, 1993
Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts; Boston, MA, 1993
Other material relating to Brigid Watson.
Artist website: Brigid Watson.
Artist Blog 1000 Words. Brigid Watson.
PAZQUINSUR PUBLICACION CULTURAL: Brigid Watson.
Hallspace: Brigid Watson.
Art Orbiter: Brigid Watson.