Formalist's Agony Open Studio Project
Still image of Formalist's Agony Open Studio Project, 2014
Location: Backspace of Prole Drift Gallery
After extended experimentation of erasing the "art and craft" boundary, I wanted to see if I can virtually remove the studio walls. The first step was to have my camera at all times and shared the images through the social media. The data of "followers" feed backs in mind, I have established the "Open-Studio". My studio/installation called, "Formalist's Agony" at Prole Drift Gallery is the first space to put the idea in motion. Through the use of the social media and chromakey technology, I was able to collapse the studio walls and show the viewers the essence of abstract painting in making. More importantly, I can further investigate the ways to simultaneously paint the past and present, while narrowing the separation between the digital and analog medias.
Read article: "Watching Paul Komada Make Mysteries
Or, What Are You Looking At?" by Jen Graves, The Stranger, July 5, 2014