(Image: Alan Paine Radebaugh, Ghost of Sea: Wheaties 3, 50'' x 40'', 2010, oil on canvas; © Alan Paine Radebaugh)
Alan Paine Radebaugh (b. 1952, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
These organic shapes I see them in everything, the sky, the shadows, and the shadows from the clouds, the clouds themselves, the sides of mountains, and the dirt. They are there: looking into a streambed, the leaves, and the space between the leaves. These shapes that I relate to are absolutely everywhere. I see them as the compilation. I mean this is obvious… all these little shapes piled on top of each other make up the physical world; these are the building block, the structure. It's a pile of these little building blocks just packed together in various ways.
These particular paintings, these Jonson paintings, are a hodge-podge of all these different shapes, these building blocks. As I'm painting these things there's a sense of undisclosed rules, the way these things relate to each other.
As things get stuck together, these building blocks, in this structure, or even in this chaos, there seems to be rules to the way they are manifest, the shapes….
Education: BFA, University of New Mexico. College of Wooster.