It was about this time last year when I first featured Janet Lage’s artwork. Her Hose Me series is now on exhibit at Brown University until September 30th. I love the wild feel of her artwork and the transparent quality that allows me to see the many layers underneath. For this post I focused on the paper works, which just seemed to catch my eye.
My paintings and drawings are comprised of colorful, expressive marks on canvas, paper and board. I combine a
disciplined, formal painting process with the raw spontaneity of chance and intuition. To create each composition, I
allow internal forces of perception and impulse to collide with the external forces of possibility and playfulness.
Although I experiment with new methods of application, my work remains driven by the materiality of paint. During
each exploration my goal is to emphasize the physicality of the paint medium. I leave traces of my application and
process to emphasize a gritty, tactile quality. Throughout my process, language serves to energize the physicality of
my painted surfaces while momentarily harnessing logic, intuition and guesswork. And oftentimes, one provocative
phrase acts as a platform to inspire a whole new series.
– Janet Lage
See much more art on Janet Lage’s website.