100 x $100

For the last 3 months I’ve been working on a project called 100 x $100, in which I’m doing 100 paintings on paper for $100 a piece.  I thought it would be a great exercise in terms of studio practice and to have some affordable artwork to offer friends, and collectors who have expressed interest in owning some of my art, but don’t have the expendable income to drop 3 grand on a painting.

Its been a challenging project.  Trying to balance the amount of time I’m investing in each piece vs. the potential return of $100.  I can’t just let somethings go though.  Some have 3 or 4 times the amount of work in them as others.  Some are straight up zen, nailed in under an hour (these are the best because they are so rare in terms of my process).  All in all they continue the concession stand theme—sloganeering, text heavy constuctions that play with our sense of self and ethics. 

Pictured above is a sneak peak of the work in progress.  They are each approximately 12 x 12 inches, border not included.  At this point I have about 60 finished with another 30 in progress.  My studio looks like a scene from A Beautiful Mind, covered in overlapping sheets of paper.