I am responding to the word Cárcel in its English translation meaning jail, which is how my mind feels to me.
Most my life has been an up and down battle with anxiety, which I feel from doing automatic painting such as this I can begin to understand and unlock how my mind works and the "uncanny" thoughts I have locked away.
Obsessed with Chance like John Cage, the process of this painting began by numbering each paintbrush and colour I used, and then selected with a random number generator or dice. Then the process of the Surrealist automatic drawing, which I transferred to painting as I built up the layers. I subtly identified any images I could see and highlighted them with pencil/charcoal. I use this process with a lot of my work mirroring psycho analysis ...What can you see?
Acrylic, Pencil, Charcoal, Wood
Automatic painting Painting