In 2013, I started exploring monotypes as a way to create many small images while retaining the things I love most about painting: blocking out shapes of lights and darks, establishing color fields, subtractive as well as additive image making. The process involves painting on a piece of plexi glass, placing a sheet of paper over the image and running the glass and paper through a press to transfer the image to the paper.
I found that the prints resulted in a more expressive style than my more refined paintings, often showing the trace marks of brushstrokes. The medium is less predictable so the success rate is low but the ones that succeed are deeply satisfying. Some of the images show here as well as ones not shown here are available at Collier West on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.