Alex Hubbard is one of the many “new abstractionists” that really brings out an interesting note in painting. Many of his works feel like absent space littered with moments of comedy and annotations for reconsideration. Small symbols and drawings end up stamped over large fields of hazy color, constellations of thought that navigate the canvas’ space in a sort of cryptic narration. With hubbard as the narrator, he arranges these “snap shot” moments that seem simply accidental. I like to think that his processes occur as much as by chance as by instinct.
When I come across artist like Hubbard, it really reinforces the feelings I have for my role in making as an experimenter above all. Simple actions and decisions are put in motion simply by the notions of play and interest. All other forms of making are bi-products formed from these initial motives.