• Kevin Fey

    Date posted: December 1, 2011 Author: jolanta


    “I struggle with these demanding and narcissistic materials”


    Courtesy of the artist.


    Kevin Fey

    My abstract paintings are attempts to control the uncontrollable. Each painting is a sequence of physical, chemical, gravitationally bound events. Paints pour, bleed, run, drip, clump, fight, blend, confuse the image and the object, and otherwise generally misbehave.

    I struggle with these demanding and narcissistic materials, developing their internal conflicts into outward appearances. Painting becomes a contest between my desire for form, narrative, and beauty matched against the painting’s unimpeachable chemical nature. The result is a moment of art unadulterated and direct, a painting that declares itself as image, index and object all at once.

    *** This article was published by NY Arts Magazine, 2011. NY Arts Magazine is published by Abraham Lubelski. Sponsored by Broadway Gallery, NYC and World Art Media.

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