Painting, like music, belongs more to time than space. The physical intelligence of our bodies is a recording of past occurrences into our flesh. Even our analytical minds are formless, until given shape by some outside prompt. Our echoes to stimuli are lined with complex patterns, built up through seemingly unrelated events. Tumultuous and sometimes violent imagery is a given.
My work involves the dispersal of paint and pigment by air. If a viewer were to observe the studio process, they may consider that nothing has been added that was not already present. The movements from the floor to the wall could appear as repeated resurrections. But could also be considered an inversion, vertiginously holding up the viewer. Monochromatic images help us to see things in greater definition.’
- Christian Lock, 2015.