A painting can function as a haunted object; a psychic container of the past reverberating through the present.
While working, I often begin with painterly chaos that renders itself into a kind of order through imagery and context. Throughout, I stumble upon images derived from childhood memory, dreams, nightmares, archetypes from art history, mythologies, ancestral motifs, etc. All of it equates to a wandering through the dark, searching for a connectivity between things otherwise disparate.
The work also functions as a mirror for the outside viewer, allowing for individual self-reflection and interpretation. Little or nothing of what I create is didactic or absolute.
All of my works are best observed by you, the viewer, while you are alone.
- John Di Lorenzo