Luis Pagan Studio, Contemporary Abstract Art, NYC, 914-620-2278

Statement

I use house paint and pour it through a kitchen strainer in order to create my paintings.  This process allows me to control the flow of the paint on a leveled support, canvas, wood or paper.  I predetermine the palette based on a theme or color system like a sports team, religion, culture, nature, music and outer space.  As the paint is poured through the strainer, I hover and move it above the flat surface creating line, islands of color and gradations as the colors combine on the surface.  Depending on the size of the support, how well it is leveled and the temperature of the room, the painting could take hours or days to dry.  In the process of drying, the paint moves slowly across the plain until it coagulates, presenting me with the final product at the end.

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