We visit artist Clay Mahn in Chicago, where he’s currently a MFA candidate at the Art Institute of Chicago. See his works and paintings in progress.
“My painting is an act of exploring the peculiar, and probing the fundamentals of visual rhythm. I like the idea of working within certain parameters, like painting in monochrome or allowing myself a single minimal gesture.”
“The sides of my paintings have become an ever-evolving development in my process. As paintings get worked, layered over, and reconceived, the detritus that accumulates on their edges becomes very much a part of the finished piece. The thin planes present a disorderly history in direct conflict with the manicured and flattened frontal image - a sort of flesh under the facade. ”