doing the salsa [painting with red]

Meet salsa, the next in a sequence of not-so-randomly-titled intaglio abstracts on paper on canvas, according to my colour rules

[SALSA, 2010 - mixed media intagio collagraph print on paper on canvas]

Salsa, being both a food (Spanish for sauce) and a latin dance or music, from Spain to Cuba (linking nicely to its companion piece, the painting Havana)…but it’s all about loving rust really… and my craving of anything with a little chilli… chocolate, soup, marmalade, bread…

I just typed in ’salsa rust painting’ into google and curiously what was returned was an American poet, Jonathan Penton, who has two published anthologies, Blood and Salsa and Painting Rust – which I’ve yet to read (but I will)… within those few chosen words perhaps lies the bones of my next artist statement…

One Comment

  1. Posted January 27, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    The contrast of the complementary colours is really powerful in this, Jazz – I love the manner in which the central orange & light blue bands ’sing’ together.
    The boxy nature of this series works so well with the surface textures & details to create such pleasing objects, it’s a fine way to present the prints/paintings, nicely subverting the assumption one might make that a print &/or painting on paper would be flat.

    Best wishes for the ‘Elements’ exhibition, hope it goes well.