Piece description from the artist
This painting is an experiment in various wet on wet techniques, in an effort to create an abstract field upon which the viewer can project their subjectivity. The main motivation behind this piece was the Gainesville, Florida cloudscape.
As with most of my work, the spontaneous organic form is the most significant. It is my belief that by allowing the fractal nature of the interaction between paint/canvas/water to play out, there is a degree of complexity that cannot be achieved otherwise.
The dark burn pattern in the foreground was created with high-voltage electricity, which burns fractal patterns into non-conductive mediums. It functions as the compositional foreground, even though it is physically recessed into the cardboard. This effect is complimented by the relatively 'empty' region of the painting, serving to represent openness in a cloudy sky.
Because the electrocution process can make the cardboard warped and frail, the painting has been fixed to wood— its sides sealed with an acrylic/silicone mixture— and coated with an archival varnish. This will preserve the gouache paint, and ensure that the painting will remain in good condition.
Cory Hunter is an artist from Miami, Florida, who works at the intersection of art and science. He describes his main motivation as “capturing the creative moment;” rather than creating an image, the intent of the work is to translate the psychographic energy of his movements, while allowing the physical properties of the medium to shape the resulting compositions. In this way, his work can be explained as aleatoric, for a portion of the creative process is left to chance.
Cory’s art is an exploration of how spontaneity is at once random and uniform, given the principles of fractal geometry. Stylistically, his work is a blend of classical oriental watercolor with contemporary pop art and abstract expressionism. His use of gouache paint allows for strong, striking, color combination, but maintains a delicate feel. Though the subject matter of his works varies, he explains that using recognizable iconography encourages a subjective interpretation.