Artists' Television Access

Works by Loren Means

September 1, 2024 - September 30, 2010

Artist Loren Means hand paints super 8 film stock, enlarging individual segments to create stand-alone works: “My images arose from my attempt to make motion pictures from a fine art perspective. I began painting on the surface of 8mm and Super8 film. I was fascinated by the fact that a minuscule brushstroke could expand into a monumental shape when projected on a screen. Within these brushstrokes the images organize themselves as a result of catalytic interactions between acrylic, oil- and water-based paints and bleaching agents such as acetone as well as remnants of the original film emulsion. The end results are excerpts from a continuum of images.”