Details:

This painting depicts planes at a moment of near encounter or intersection. The vibrations in the composition are on the edge of blending together yet remain distinct—inviting viewers to consider the proximity of objects as an abstract concept.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Almost Touching

This painting depicts planes at a moment of near encounter or intersection. The vibrations in the composition are on the edge of blending together yet remain distinct—inviting viewers to consider the proximity of objects as an abstract concept.

Brasfield's paintings explore the subjectivity of the senses in hallucinogenic and layered compositions. Inspired by the color separation techniques invented to reproduce images in print, the artist uses an airbrush and stencils to build up a surface of vibrating dots to suggest the shadow of an image without ever fully bringing it into being. Brasfield's work, which includes sound art, explores stillness and time, drawing on philosophy and music, as well as spiritualist and early modernist traditions—particularly how to conceive of and depict states of mind in space.

Specs:

11 inches
14 inches

③ Artist:

Williamson Brasfield

Williamson Brasfield’s paintings are hallucinogenic layered compositions that explore stillness, time and the subjectivity of the senses. Inspired by the color separation techniques invented to reproduce images in print, the artist uses an airbrush and stencils to build up a surface of vibrating dots—suggesting the shadow of an image without ever fully bringing it into being. Brasfield’s work, which includes sound art, draws on philosophy, poetry and music—as well as spiritualist and early modernist traditions, particularly in reference to the spatialization of states of mind.

Williamson Brasfield:
Almost Touching, 2021
Urethane and pigment on linen mounted to panel
14.0 × 11.0 inches /