Half Light

November 5 - December 19, 2009

The fundamental basis of my work is the act of inscription itself, engaging questions of texture and shape. Though my compositions are organic in form, they are inspired not by the emulation of nature but by the physicality of human expression, as made manifest in the precise motions of Japanese calligraphy.

My visual vocabulary is made up of the simplest, most natural movements of the hand and arm, reflecting this physical activity of mark making. It is a self-referential language in which each line represents nothing more than its own creation and each piece finds meaning in the harmony of its own internal structure.

Marc Katano