Moving on from our recent studio view, and drilling further down into the creative process of the¬†artists¬†involved in the upcoming¬†Space//Form¬†exhibition, we now bring you an insight to how the above piece entitled “Soft- Serve” was created by Vancouver based artist Jeff Depner.¬†Jeff worked on one of the identical 10×10 inch¬†panels that were supplied to all of the artists for the exhibition by Ampersand.¬†The artwork underwent many layers of transition before the final form was arrived at, and we wanted to share the way he layers different mediums into the creation of his art.
Depner explains: “My work explores compositional structure through the relationship between colors. Elements from high and low visual culture are dismantled and reconstructed.”
“These¬†forms are created through cause and effect, wherein each layer interacts with it‚Äôs predecessor, to create a functioning system of parts.”
“Constructed to pit architectonic organization against the organic, a dialogue between geometric order and cellular growth emerges to create a language in constant flux.”
“As a whole, these units combine to create a sort of ¬†‚Äėabstract sign’ operating separately from speech and writing patterns, with the intention of seizing the viewer on an¬†unconscious or automatic level.”