Of his latest body of work, on view at Volta with Fred Giampietro Gallery of New Haven, Clint Jukkala writes:
I want my paintings to encourage the viewer to think about looking in through looking out and vice versa. For a while now I’ve been interested in frames and framing devices – first these elements were rectangular, now they are often circular or oval-like. They tend to suggest eyes, goggles and periscopes- things to look through or things looking out. These forms exist in worlds that often evoke landscape elements like water, grass and sky. I want the paintings to point in many directions without settling in any one place.
Volta is on view through March 8 at PIER 90, West 50th Street at 12th Avenue
Clint Jukkala, Mesmerized, 2014. Oil on canvas, 12 x 14 inches. Courtesy of Fred Giampietro Gallery