All Photographs by Adam Battaglia

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Artist Statement: 

Lost with little sense of direction this year, I found strength in retreating to my roots where I was granted a simultaneous exploration of past innovation and an unlocked comfort in technique using one consistent hue. Overlooked 18th century British artist, William Payne invented this pigmented resource in his watercolor renderings where many deemed his practices as “tricky”. Open to the challenge, this hue maintains a dominance throughout the series and, in most of the works, is the only applied shade. In my findings, all mediums employed achieve a calming intensity in nature and an understated boldness at glance.

- gm, 2017