GLENN HIRSCH MIXED MEDIA PAINTINGS

Artist Statement: "Biomorphic" series
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"Biomorphic Fantasies"

These surrealist paintings explore an ancient sci-fi future where ganglions and circuits cross-fertilize, where carbon chains and silicon wafers have finally wed.

The Power of God led by blind instinct.

I start with mixed media daydreams -- things I imagine I see in the web of lines, puddles and smears which start each piece. I then use conscious skills to stage these unconscious associations with illusions of glowing color and pools of light. Watercolor, ink, graphite, and acrylic -- diaphanous transparency, gooey encrusted impasto, fragmented paper collage.

The characters in these paintings dance, struggle, bluff and threat. They aren't human, yet their gestures radiate a kind of "intelligence" somewhere between seduction and menace.

"Bio-Morphic" means "life-change." This is an other-worldly re-mix where DNA zips and un-zips, where things mutate while we sleep.