Timothy Bergstrom – HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY, East Hampton

 

HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY

79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937, USA

+1 631 604 5770

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Timothy Bergstrom

Born 1984 in Santa Monica, California, USA


In the early 20th century, music epitomized a new standard of what painting could become. Artists sought to endow their canvases with the aesthetic chastity and abstraction of music, in an attempt to create a new "pure painting" language. Their focus was misplaced. While comparing painting to music they began breaking down basic elements, but missed a major issue. Painting is residue and by comparison impure. With 100 years of hindsight, I share a common goal with the artists of a century ago and aim to use sound as a system to generate paintings of a unique language.

 

By zooming in and breaking down painting’s material and intrinsic elements, I aspire to create a dissonant relationship between painting and music. I look to develop pictures separate from painting's history of representation, Modernism’s flatness and different from that of the photographed or digitally produced image.

 

Paint = Binder + Pigment

Binder = Glue

Glue + Sound = Glound


Timothy Bergstrom, Glound 2, 2012, glue, wire and acrylic on canvas, 72 x 48 inches
Timothy Bergstrom, Glound, 2012, glue, wire and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
Timothy Bergstrom, Glound 10, 2012, glue, wire and acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches
Timothy Bergstrom, Glound 7, 2012, glue, wire and acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches
Timothy Bergstrom, Glound 4, 2012, glue, wire and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches