I have chosen to deeply investigate the materiality, embodiment, and phenomenological nature of color. It defines, destroys, and creates our ocular field while producing our response to settings and objects. Color can open, close or alter our perception of spatial relationships and shape emotional reactions. It is necessary to our perceptual experience of existence. These conceptualizations are elemental to my creative practice as a visual artist.
I view color as an elastic material to create objects. It is a tangible thing that can be pulled, squeezed, and pushed around. Ultimately, it is shaped and formed into an object that is concrete and real. Through this, I exploit tensions that are created between the marriage of form, surface, and material to develop tonal and spatial dichotomies.
— John Souter