I am interested in the translation of mark and colour into a self-contained image. The paintings do not refer to anything outside of themselves but use the processes of perception; focus/ blur, systems of marks and colour to create images that tap into a familiarity we all innately feel towards the world.
I start with a feeling and intention to create an image that triggers a familiarity and an emotion.
The paintings do not use representation because when I paint objects and things I find myself illustrating an idea. By stripping down a painting and concentrating on the elements that constitute ‘painting’; mark, colour, layers, scale, gesture, I find at a certain point these elements start to operate together and become the thing I am trying to paint. www.timwarrenart.com