When I first saw Stephen Haigh’s work, I was blown away by his use of vibrant color and strong markmaking. I really love the palimpsest effect he created through the different layers of paint and how color is carefully used in his assemblages.
The attention in my work is put directly into the mark. Often, there’s a feeling, a memory, an experience. Sometimes it’s lasting, sometimes it’s over. Instantly. The energy is continuous and mood is conveyed in the mark that’s always writing it’s next conclusion. Letters, lines and energy appear in form and composition, although not in the conventional sense.
Read the rest of Haigh’s artist statement and view more of his work at his website.