TED STANUGA-Abstract Painter

My painting is based on an intuitive gestural abstraction achieved through drawing. The events that surround its nature, color it. I am concerned with how painting them attains meaning culturally in a life-long practice.
The larger works are as much about experiencing them while passing in front as they are being viewed frontally. These marks require a practice and repetition of the movement required to make them, not unlike dance. Consequently the size of the largest canvas is determined by the limits of my reach while standing flat on the floor.
The size creates its intimacy, whether large (enveloping) or small (pulling you to the surface).
Marks are made and taken away, repainted, scraped and painted over. Everything that the paintings are and give come to us through the process. To present a primary artistic experience that is not passive achieves a cultural relevance.