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Haunting Explorations

"Fracture"

Hornsby's latest "Fracture" series is a haunting ex­plo­ration into the frac­tured human nature and the fight within. It's a combination of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that in­cludes mul­ti­ple individual pain­tings that make up large scale presentations. The overall impressions give the feeling of powerful struggles between strong opposing forces.

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Haunting Explorations

"Fracture"

Hornsby's latest "Fracture" series is a haunting exploration into the fractured human nature and the fight within. It's a combination of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that includes multiple individual paintings that make up large scale presentations. The overall impressions give the feeling of powerful struggles between strong opposing forces.

Artist's Statement

Dark and light fractured imagery infuse my vision to understand struggle, pain, defeat, and victory. My paintings are based on the complex yet surprising interaction between control and contradiction and humanity’s violent struggle to succeed. Surprising, because when I experiment with shapes, mediums, ideas, and positions, the images that come forth are unexpected, revealing, and exciting. The rearrangement and juxtapositions of my design forms allow me to see emotional

openings. I then visualize what these openings will look and feel like and paint them with my own personal language... I find joy in exposing and encouraging raw emotion and contemplation.

For me it’s an evolution of experimentation and discovery in as much as it is finding out who I am as a person and what I’m capable of becoming. In this “becoming,” I find hidden growth potential, utter depravity, and yes, even hope.

Artist's Statement


Dark and light fractured imagery infuse my vision to understand struggle, pain, defeat, and victory. My paintings are based on the complex yet surprising in­ter­ac­tion between control and contradiction and hu­manity’s violent struggle to succeed. Surprising, be­cause when I experiment with shapes, mediums, ideas, and positions, the images that come forth are unexpected, revealing, and exciting. The re­ar­range­ment and jux­ta­posi­tions of my design forms allow me to see emotional open­ings. I then visualize what these openings will look and feel like and paint them with my own personal language... I find joy in exposing and encouraging raw emotion and contemplation.

For me it’s an evolution of experimentation and dis­covery in as much as it is finding out who I am as a person and what I’m ca­pable of be­coming. In this “becoming,” I find hidden growth potential, utter depravity, and yes, even hope.

 

Title: F-C-1a

Media: Mixed

Size: 109" x 109"

"F-C-1a" is a par­tial com­bina­tion of the fol­low­ing pain­tings: F-Pod 2, F-Flight, F-Nest, F-Ball, F-Defend, F-Attack, F-Circle, and F-X. This is an ex­peri­ment that com­bines pre-existing "Frac­ture" series paintings into one lar­ger re­pres­en­tation.

Title: Fracture 1

Media: Mixed

Size: 90" x 90"

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"Fracture 1" is the combination of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that includes a total of 37 individual pain­tings that make up one large-scale piece.

 

Title: F-Nest

Media: Mixed

Size: 43" x 43"

 

"F-Nest" is the combination of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that includes a total of 9 in­div­idual paintings that make up one large-scale piece.

Title: F-Attack

Media: Mixed

Size: 43" x 43"

 

"F-Attack" is the com­bina­tion of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that includes a total of 5 individual paintings that make up one large-scale piece.

 

Title: F-Ball

Media: Mixed

Size: 43" x 43"

 

"F-Ball" is the combination of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that includes a total of 5 in­div­idual paintings that make up one large-scale piece.

Title: F-Defend

Media: Mixed

Size: 43" x 43"

 

"F-Defend" is the com­bina­tion of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that includes a total of 5 indiv­idual pain­tings that make up one large-scale piece.

 

Title: F-Flight

Media: Mixed

Size: 43" x 43"

 

"F-Flight" is the com­bina­tion of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that includes a total of 8 individual pain­tings that make up one large-scale piece.

Title: F-Pod 2

Media: Mixed

Size: 109" x 43"

 

"F-Pod 2" is the com­bina­tion of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that includes a total of 10 in­div­idual pain­tings that make up one large-scale piece.

 

Title: F-X

Media: Mixed

Size: 43" x 43"

 

"F-X" is the com­bina­tion of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that in­cludes a total of 11 in­div­idual pain­tings that make up one large-scale piece.

Title: F-Try

Media: Mixed

Size: 65" x 65"

 

"F-Try" is the com­bina­tion of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that in­cludes a total of 4 in­div­idual pain­tings that make up one large-scale piece.

 

Title: F-Circle

Media: Mixed

Size: 43" x 43"

 

"F-Circle" is the com­bina­tion of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that includes a total of 4 in­div­idual pain­tings that make up one large-scale piece.