Nicholas Ives lives and works in Melbourne, Australia
Some of my thinking toward my painting and studio process is to do with the question of possibilities – possibilities within the painting process and as a methodology. I find that incidents and experiences of painting(vb) articulate multiple possibilities for new lived realities. A painting is the mid-state of an event that operates as an experience with infinite divergence; ie. the instability of the painting process is a fluid reality that moves in the direction of the unlimited. The moment of painting is lived and defies abstraction as it is an experiential travel towards a multitude of moments both past, future and side-by-side. Painting moments always open new painting moments and will disrupt previous painting moments. I like thinking that these events of destabilisation, transformation and evolution as well as decay, rupturing and loosening reveal new manners, limitless spaces and openings and connections.