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Listening with the Eye - An Asemic Notebook - Volume 3 By Cecil Touchon
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This is volume three in a set of asemic notebooks. Like volume one, these poems or texts or drawings depending on how you think about them were all made with an ink marker on 6x4 inch smooth, glossy... More > photographic paper. My idea was to have the works function as if they were plates of texts in a book so that the image would appear without a visible background. In this way the writing or text uses the page itself as background in the typical way that print functions in a book. These works might be called automatic writing or visual writing or asemic writing. There is no intention to tell a story or to use any recognizable language or symbols. Rather the works function in free flow with intuition rather than thought, allowing the hand to just do what the hand does; make marks. I prefer a more improvisational approach as if I am playing an instrument that records in marks what might otherwise be heard as notes of music. This is the natural realm of the arts; to work in a state of mindfulness or meditation.< Less
Paintings: Typographic Abstractions by Cecil Touchon By Cecil Touchon
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My work is about observation rather than self-expression. I test ideas until I find interesting repeatable solutions that strike me as being aesthetically interesting. There is always a ‘What... More > if…?’ at work. I have a strong interest in Chance Aesthetics which is to allow accidental, unintentional or unexpected elements to happen in one’s creative process. I work through a serendipitous discovery process. In the end, I trust that there is an inevitable underlying creative harmony informing all things and that it is beyond the realm of human language. If I am attuning myself to that, then whatever happens in the studio will reflect that universal harmony and will be an expression of it.< Less
Listening with the Eye - An Asemic Notebook - Volume 2 By Cecil Touchon
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These works might be called automatic writing or visual writing or asemic writing. There is no intention to tell a story or to use any recognizable language or symbols. Rather the works function... More > freely with intuition rather than thought, allowing the hand to just do what the hand does; make marks. There is a kind of visual vocabulary however, such as letter-like marks, punctuation-like marks such as chevrons, commas, accents, dashes and dots, the organization for the most part is in lines of markings to suggest a reading of progression. Some are lyrical and look almost like what a visual music score might look like. I experimented with different rhythmic motions, different ways of holding the tool, sometimes in silence and at other times while listening to music. Sometimes I would watch closely as the work unfolded and at other times allowing my hand to move along the page unobserved in order to see what would happen.< Less
The Constructed Gesture: Works from the Iberian Variations Suite By Cecil Touchon
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The Iberian Variations suite started around 1987 inspired by the work ‘Iberia’ by Robert Motherwell. The original thought was to create a series of gestural Abstract Expressionist... More > collages. The idea eventually developed into the ‘constructed gesture’. This was to make the material very freely and without concern for an ‘image’ and then construct the composition by cutting up the source material that I had prepared and arrange into a gesture. This strategy allowed me to work in a careful and controlled way in order to look for a composition that interested me. The works in this volume were created between 2010 - 2019.< Less

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