Courtney Griffith

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(858) 829-5775

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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 4: SOMA
NOV 2-3, NORTH
Root Division
1131 Mission Street Room #Studio 3
San Francisco, CA 94103
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I am interested in exploring the concept of ephemerality through images of decomposition. Like the decomposing imagery portrayed in my paintings, human existence is temporary, however we possess the ability to perceive the infinite, something greater than our own existence. I combine realistic and abstract layers, dripping paint, light washes and palette knifing to give the paintings a fleeting quality. The resulting imagery is intended to appear as both existent and nonexistent, somewhere between temporary and infinite. Our impermanence gives our lives value and our ability to perceive something greater than ourselves gives our lives meaning. The space between describes the human experience.