Notes from the Air
Weiss recently wrote about his work:
“These paintings begin as small, quick, notational line drawings inspired by my perceptual and sensory memory. I am making drawings of imaginary paintings. I am thinking of paintings I plan to make. The page size of the original drawings are two inches square. The imaginary paintings depicted within the actual drawings have irregular, rounded borders and are placed onto the blank paper as a painting would be placed onto an empty wall. The specific nature of the drawing method coupled with the small size of the actual drawing page, become determining factors for the imagery developed within the drawing. There is an ease and spontaneity of line quality and of structure within these tiny drawings.
I enlarge the small drawing and use this magnified version as a template in order to start the painting. I am making an actual painting that starts as an enlarged version of a tiny drawing, which is, in turn, a drawing of an imaginary painting, a painting that I want to make.”