Abstract Painting 2023
Taking a lead from the US Abstract Expressionists of the 40s and 50s, my painting facilitates a detachment from intentions and expectations. I strive to create art that allows the paint to reveal an unpredictable order, random patterns, and multiple processes that eventually emerge as unique imprints on the canvas.
Abstract Expressionism contributed to the opening up of creative activity in the mid-20th century, facilitating a new era of change and modernity. I employ a 21-st century re-tooled and updated form of Abstract Expressionism that gives me a language to address burning contemporary issues. These include the way society has edged away from self-reliant creativity since the Covid pandemic and over dependence on AI expertise.
James P Kinsella – 20.01. 2023
‘Untitled 7’, 60cm X 80cm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2023.