UPCOMING SHOW: Running After Hands - Lois Lambert Gallery , Santa Monica, CA
January 9 - March 6, 2016
My work is derived from the unconscious. I have painted all my life and recently came upon the idea of disassembling books and have developed a type of constructed collage. I print and draw on the unbound pages and then reassemble them, which becomes a metaphor for the psychological process of looking internally and externally, abstractly and literally, intimately and socially, as I have in my own life. The linear narrative structure of books becomes the apparatus for me in the process of discovery and uncertainty, using the momentum of an extant history as a type of vehicle.
Working in drawing and collage, I have been able to capture a certain type of freshness and spontaneity that comes forth while adapting these found images and materials and incorporating my own mark-making strategies. The imagery can change from moment to moment and is at once loaded and whimsical. The engagement with this process is represented in this recent body of work called Self Portraits.
2007-2014 Tom Wudl Studio