June 2019. Untitled 199
mixed media with rust on brown kraft paper
37 x 20 in.
Rust has always been aesthetically pleasing to me and has influenced my recent body of work. I am drawn to its velvety earthy colors and nuanced surfaces with natural imperfections. The most exciting process creating this work is letting go of intentionality as the metal oxidizes and the deeply textured surface transforms and evolves into something infinitely fascinating.
My rust series are an exploration in contradictions, embodying boldness and subtlety along with complexity and simplicity. The modern geometric shapes combined with the organic and primitive texture of the rust create an unpredictable energy.
© Jamie Kost