Trevor Tubelle
Knotty, Knotty, Knotty
Ink on paper
Dimensions: 10.9" x 9.8"
Estimated Price: $400



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Trevor Tubelle is an American interdisciplinary artist based in San Francisco, USA. He works with experimental drawing techniques, especially collaborative and interactive performance-based projects, and hybrid forms of painting, printmaking and mixed media. He received his BA in art from University of California at Berkeley and MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. He currently teaches at Stanford University (Continuing Studies) and has taught at the Stanford Arts Institute (Honors in the Arts), University of California at Santa Cruz, and elsewhere. His work is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. View his work at and on Instagram at @trevortubelle. Tubelle on his work: My creative process is a search for equilibrium between the opposing forces of structure and spontaneity. On the one hand, I have a tendency to create order, to plan and build a structure methodically. On the other, an unpredictable desire to smash, break or deface with abandon. This second impulse pushes the process to the edge of failure, keeping things fresh and lively. Within each piece these contradictory forces work in tandem, taking turns building up, tearing down, adding, then subtracting repeatedly until something authentic emerges. Most of my work fits within a growing number of series based on extractions—feelings, memories, patterns-—from daily experience. Each series goes through a process of synthesizing and experimentation with repeated iterations, the results being detailed, contradictory and intentionally awkward. They are a whole-hearted embrace of all that is ambiguous and mundane, yet meaningful, in ordinary human life.


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