Reynoso Art: Knowledge Series
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.
While 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.