Untitiled No. 19 

Ian Baime
Claremont McKenna ‘24

Medium: Acrylic

This painting centers around the separation of layers of paint in a two-dimensional work. I set out to create a piece that can be interacted with in a more three-dimensional way. Thick white paint is placed on top of black base layers and then torn away, which allows the viewer to see the black paint on a separate physical plane from the top layer. The painting invites the viewer to look at it as a work that exists in multiple fields of physical space and not as one two-dimensional object. It pushes the boundaries of what is possible with paint.