Michele Theunissen // Deletion
Deletion, a new body of work by Michele Theunissen, returns to questions of impermanence and the ephemeral nature of things. While there is no specific subject pinned at the start, there are starting points: lost systems of language, patterns of organic geometry based in hexagons, and the color-coded geometry of African peoples. These elements hover subliminally, unrealised and dimly understood. More important than any set of external references is the nature of materials and the painting process. Adding, washing away, inscribing, and deletion occur in a place of unthought. In the slowly evolving process, surfaces are lost and found, traces are returned to with careful attention until something emerges that comprises a whole. There is a concurrence in the materials explored and a sense of the world's condition.