Travis Collinson’s Distorted Paintings
- Caroline Kurze
San Francisco-based visual artist Travis Collinson’s drawing and paintings investigate portraiture, perception and his own subtle yet complex observations. His works are both, absurd and abstract while his subjects often seem to suffer from some kind of depression, lying on the floor with their eyes wide open, staring vacantly at the walls. Working from personal photographs and sketches derived from a process of automatism, Collinson selectively couples elements from each, reinterpreting them at a larger scale. Adding a skewed perspective and distortion of unassuming subjects, objects and environments, the artist’s compositions are at once familiar and enigmatic.