Joshua Eiskamp

Pendulous is an ongoing series of paintings focuses on the spatial interplay between vertical lines suspended from a horizontal bar and layers of painterly color field. Intentionally meditative and immersive the use of charcoal, graphite and acrylic paint glazes urges the viewer to look deeper into the picture plane and nuances of the surface and linger amongst the line and paint. The imagery is floating on the surface of a hand crafted stretcher frames and hand stretched canvas. By design, the visible staples and edges emphasize the canvas as a utilitarian foundation serving as a platform for the rich surface of drawn line paint strokes. The ultimate intent is to create a painting that is bigger than its scale, a surface that invites the viewer to dive in, and an overall use of materials that is intriguing, meditative, and fluid.