03.06.16 - 14.07.16

In Trueman's newest work he has developed a process of painting on large scale Yupo, a synthetic paper that is mounted to aluminum. The unique interaction of the smooth Yupo surface and various types of acrylic paint application both sprayed and directly with brush and squeegee allow for marks and forms to be made as both positive and negative space. This back and forth process of positive and negative reverses the norm of gestural painting by presenting the gestural mark and its inversion within the same space, rather than the physical presence of the mark as a record of movement or idea, the negative gesture exists as the transparent boundary between previous and subsequent layers.