I don’t want to explain myself or blow things out of proportion, but there are connections and subjects. It’s not abstract to me. The paintings are very specific and emotionally driven.
Terry Winters' work shows faith in the language of painting to imagine worlds otherwise impossible to envisage. He works at the intersection between abstraction and ecologically inspired representation.
Terry WintersPhase Portrait 6, 2006Oil on linen223 x 173 cm
87 12/16 x 68 1/16 in
Terry WintersUntitled, 1994Acrylic on paper58 x 77 cm
22 13/16 x 30 5/16 in
Terry WintersUntitled, 1992Graphite on paper43 x 53 cm
16 14/16 x 20 13/16 in
Terry WintersUntitled, 1991Graphite on paper43 x 52 cm
16 14/16 x 20 7/16 in
Terry WintersUntitled, 1991Graphite on paper44 x 53 cm
17 5/16 x 20 13/16 in
Terry WintersUntitled, 1990Charcoal on paper77 x 58 cm
30 5/16 x 22 13/16 in
Terry WintersUntitled, 1983-84Oil on linen199 x 250 cm
78 5/16 x 98 6/16 in
My approach was structural. I was intrigued by forms that looked “real,” but were difficult to identify or whose identity was linked directly to their structure: crystals, shells, honeycombs. There was an architecture to the “morula” forms, in terms of the cell development.
Initially, Winters created works based on botanical imagery such as seeds, cells, and spores; later he became inspired by biological processes and scientific and mathematical theories. His art is highly process-driven and speaks to the interaction between technology and the human mind. Though symbolic, his images are consistent with the Modernist legacy of physicality and non-narrative abstraction. Though best known for his paintings, Winter's is also accomplished draughtsman and printmaker, often with a complex interchange between the three media.
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