These paintings shown at Vernacular Etc. titled, Mori'ah, are a part of a series of twenty-five. This cycle is a metaphorical narrative of the scripture Genesis 22:2, which is a passage charged with the trials of faith and sacrafice and rich with many possible interpretations..
Mori'ah uses a geometric composition and is both frontal and interwoven. The shifting fragments keep the structure upright while the painterly brushwork ruptures the composition. The image is also disturbed by the cut lines incised into the canvas.
In person, the paintings exhibit a rich texture. The silver metallics and blue become an extension of our space.
About the artist:
Timothy Atticus, a New York City-based artist, lives and works in Manhattan. Atticus graduated from Cooper Union and received the TAM prize for excellence in Fine Arts upon his graduation in 2011.