Working directly in paint, without preliminary sketches, Crimson’s work develops through a reciprocal process; a call and response between the artist and the painting.
Time to drift and reflect are crucial, nothing is planned. Each brushstroke or colour triggers memories and visual imagery. The emerging paintings are an investigation into visual thinking; a non literal space.
Memories and dreams fade in and out; Oscillating. Contemporary concerns resonate with beloved paintings. Unexpected and familiar themes arise and dissipate. The mind battles itself, trying to pin something down as imagery comes in and out of focus, and often slips away. Mixed emotions and memories emerge, creating tension; paradoxical, child like, absurd, tender, private.
Working with the visual imagination frees the artist from dependency on photography, allowing freedom to explore imagined time and space, creating a rich and surprising practice.