“To transmorph is for something to pose as what it is not, and actively perform that it is something else until it is more beneficial to shift to another entity. Transmorphing is a state of mimicry, a carefully devised illusion that caters to overt and covert desires of consumers. It is a facade; for something to pretend to be what it is not in ways that shift between the obvious and the subtle and are largely dependent on situational circumstances. This is a result of the demand for a transmorphed item to exist regardless of how that item comes into formation”…
“The questions that drove the Transmorphing Utopia body of work are intentionally left open, and Waddell encourages audiences to develop their own response, and then to question everything about it. What he has proposed is for viewers to approach the work with more consideration, more discomfort, more uncertainty, more skepticism, fewer expectations–and to act on those feelings through the realization of one’s own autonomy as a viewer and allow over time for the art and oneself to transmorph through direct confrontation.”
—Chelsea Coon,Excerpt from her introduction to “Those are Dark and Disgusting Values, But What are You Left With?” the interview we conducted together for my book Transmorphing Utopia.
©2016 Paul Waddell, © 2016 not a cult all rights reserved.
All 40 l”oose heads(the paintings that look for you) featured in my book “Transmorphing Utopia”
2016 Paul Waddell, © 2016 not a cult all rights reserved.
Portraits will be on view in “Synesthesia” a group exhibition at Five Car Garage.
Click the link for the press release and more info about “synesthesia” and Five Car Garage. http://emmagrayhq.com/2016/now/synaesthesia-11-paintings-late-march-
Opening reception Saturday,April 9,2016 2-4pm
See you there.
More to come
Doodle Journalism Town portraits
Sun Paintings, These paintings are produced by tracing the window frame as the sun passes across the sky. These are the phenomenological experience of the light on Fishers Island