Transferred Gesso

For the Transferred Gesso Paintings(2015-present),
a thick layer of gesso is applied to the canvas, constructing a potentially monochromatic white painting. Then
conscious and lengthy steps are taken to eradicate the dry gesso from the pre-primed canvas, laying bare the linen underneath.This process, akin to archaeological excavation, unveils the hidden properties of the object beneath the surface: the linen. The peeled-off pieces of gesso from this original painting are then rearranged onto a second, unprepared linen canvas. By peeling off the gesso from one canvas and affixing the pieces onto the other, an image is created that narrates and interprets its own creation process. This method not only exposes the ‘real’ but also simultaneously generates the representation.