Gabe Morton-Cook

What happens when a yellow spot becomes the sun?

Physically just a smudge of pigment on a surface, it is experienced emotionally as the life-giving energy at the center of our solar system. Through the process of painting, the materials are imbued with warmth and light and billions of years of history.

In its role as a bridge between perception and reality, art highlights a dissonance between other simultaneous truths. My paintings attempt to transport the viewer to various vantage points along this bridge, exploring the tension of duality. By exploring the gradient between abstraction and representation in my work, I aim to touch on a feeling in the viewer that is itself a contradiction: simultaneously disturbing and comforting.