My art is an exploration of materials and emotion.
I paint how I feel. Sometimes my paintings are frenzied, full of raw emotion. Sometimes I need to slow myself down and use painting as a sort of meditation or cerebral exercise. My artwork changes as I go through phases or experiment with materials; working large vs. working small, painting on canvas vs. painting on wood, using oil vs. acrylic.
I don’t usually plan the piece. I like to start out in ‘play’ mode, not thinking too much and not afraid to take risks. At some point in the process, though, I switch to problem-solving mode. It’s a constant back-and-forth between the two. In the end, I hope my work has both energy and balance and is interesting to look at.
© Terry Tsu