Monday, August 3, 2009

Tim McFarlane's influences

I first saw Tim McFarlane's work two years ago at Bridgette Mayer's booth at the Red Dot Fair . I remember looking around and seeing his work leaning against the floor. His work speaks to me, has a freshness and an authenticity that is exciting.By the way there is a great new interview with him at Brenthallards Blog.

Gravity's Architecture, 2009, acrylic on panel, 16" x 16"

Tim 's work will be in the Touch Faith
Group show curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones in November 09 at Semantics in Cincinnati, OH. He will also be included in an Untitled group show in Baltimore, MD at Area 405 . He is represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery at 709 Walnut Street, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA, 1910

LIttle Speaker Groove, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"

Another Place, 2009, acrylic on panel, 36" x 36"

About my work: Abstraction that references man-made and natural environments is my primary interest. The loose, grid-like forms employed in my works reflect the known world, but are not direct interpretations of it. Instead, the architecture of man and nature provide a starting point for my investigations. The paintings and works on paper are built up in layers, with each successive layer being influenced by the previous ones. Color and composition are the main aesthetic organizational concerns of my works. Loosely painted linear and grid-like forms have dominated my work for several years and continue to do so in various manners. My surroundings provide the templates with which my paintings and works on paper are built. Filtered through experience, observation, and memory, the works become the means for a dialogue that reflects personal experience but are hopefully open-ended enough to allow for possible multiple readings.

Pour, 2008, acrylic on panel, 16" x 16"

Tim says:
Influences: This is tough because I'm all over the place in terms of influences.

1. Cezanne
2. Matisse
3. Monet

4. Chardin

5. Philip Glass
6. Richard Serra
7. Franz Kline

8. Wilem de Kooning
9. Susan Rothenberg
10. Degas

11. Brice Marden
12. Sean Scully

13. Photography
14. Graphic design

15.Music: experimental, glitchy electronic music, house, minimal techno, jazz, rock, underground hip-hop and anything else that perks up my ears and helps things along in the studio.

TThis Moment (view from vault room door), 2009, acrylic on walls, dimeffnsions variable


Debra Ramsay said...

Thanks Lisa...

and Tim

Another interesting, informative post.

Like it, like it!

Lia said...

I agree! His work attracts me with its simplicity and freshness.

Diane McGregor said...

Love your choices, Tim. Very revealing. Thanks for a great post, Lisa.

Tim McFarlane said...

Lisa: Thanks for letting me be a part of this project.

Debra, Lia, Diane: Thanks for your comments!

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

I enjoy the mix of simpliity and complexity in this work. Thank you for the excellent post.