Reynoso Art: Knowledge Series

Knwledge Series, 16- 8" x 8" x 8" boxes, Acrylic on wood, 2004

Knowledge Series, 16- 8″ x 8″ x 8″ boxes, acrylic on wood, 2004

This series was a part of my Master’s Thesis when I was working on my MFA at Pratt Institute in NYC. This series was a counterpart to my virtue series which I will have to show in a different post.

01-005 1While I was in graduate school I had some what of a crisis of faith in my art. Previously I had been working fairly large because historically size has to do with having something important and universal to say while small is more personal. I was questioning the importance of art. I tried to deconstruct my artwork and determine what the most important visual elements were. For me, they were the line and the drips. As a result, I made two series of works about those elements.

I used the cube as the base to this series because the cube does not appear in nature, at least not to the naked eye. It is an abstractions which, for me, references humanity and our knowledge structures.

There is also a Christological element to this work. The square is also a pure abstractions which I correlated with truth and thust Christ. The cube is white, pure like we are through the attonement which is implied by the reds in the drips.

 

Rondall Reynoso

Rondall is an artist, scholar, and speaker. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and is completing a Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

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