by max kulchinsky

“all in a life’s work.”

FEBRUARY 21, 2023
9:27 AM ET

The Watcher - Painting Series

I began on a Watcher series in the summer of 2022 while visiting Baltimore. The first piece was “existential comfort,” and then “loud places” shortly thereafter. The series--which is very much still in progress--is loose, with few rules or parameters, other than that I make fun drawings including lots of Watchers. I am intentionally trying new mediums, colors, forms, patterns, and so on to continue pushing into new territory.

I have incorporated this symbol in repetitive works--like the ones for sale here--and in other styles, including abstract works and portraits. The ongoing series of Watcher-centric works are predominantely abstract and repetitive. Most of pieces are small scale and feature Watchers that vary in color, size, orientation.

I made many of these 2022 artworks both in my studio in Brooklyn and on the road while visiting in Baltimore, Chicago, the UK, and even often in nature. At the point in which this series took shape, I had been iterating on the Watcher for almost one year. Now almost a whole year later, I am still experimenting with new means of watching.