Ryan Estep – Solo Show June 2014
Dirt is taken, mixed with an organic disinfectant and heated to 600 degrees. This sterile material is then silkscreened onto canvas and re-stretched while wet.
With a systematic set of rules and premeditated actions, Estep follows a ritual of sorts, starting with the creation of a monochromatic surface in the tradition of post-minimalism, and finishing the process with the addition of gestural marks. The marks are usually the result of an intentional accident, following an action planned by the artist and at times affected by his experimentation with unconventional materials.
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