|From disorder (a chaos)
Order grows -
The chaos feeds it.
William Carlos Williams
The act of painting is a form of meditation for me. My work begins with an exploration of the physical qualities of paint applied in a spontaneous manner. I paint with acrylics, either on 300 lb. Arches paper or PVC panel. I have no preconceived notions about the finished image, but instead try to be alert to significant developments as the image matures.
Once a fundamental direction is established, additional lines, colors, shapes and textures are added to the painting support with a variety of brushes and monotype transfers. Further surface development occurs by selectively removing areas of wet paint though blotting, scraping and linear incising. Sometimes the resulting images are cut up and recombined in new ways, until I am satisfied with the result. Smaller pieces are sometimes used as source images for large, limited edition digital prints.
The imagery in my paintings has been influenced by the gestural quality and surface pentimento found in both ancient and contemporary wall graffiti, and the forms and compositional elements found in Oriental and Arabic calligraphy.
Larry Schroth - 2010
Twist and Shout
acrylic and latex on 300 lb. Arches paper
20 5/8" x 13 1/4"