Ross Berry
2011
Obsfucate charcoal and gouache on paper, 96 x 84" (right) In Canvas, tar, acrylic, and charcoal on paper, 96 x 84"
Obsfucate
charcoal and gouache on paper, 96 x 84" (right) In Canvas, tar, acrylic, and charcoal on paper, 96 x 84"
I have two primary concerns with my cur- rent developing body of work. Firstly, I want to be absolutely sure the work I make is a means to no logical end; knowing why I make work is a detriment to the funda- mental idea of what art is. I wish the work to be created and exist for its own sake. Secondly, I want the work to be specifi- cally mine regardless of the substance or aesthetic of that work. I am creating work through experimen-tation and intuition as a means of drawing out how I make art and what shape that takes. I believe the decisions I make in creating work will ultimately focus it as a cohesive body by creating a common thread based in my specific practice and ideologies.
Ross Berry, class of 2011

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