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steve seeley

                 

                       

           


           

           


Riley's drawings are improvisations- automatic drawings to a certain extent. Using the ball point makes for some hair raising formal dilemmas - it's almost impossible to erase ball point. These are formal games for him and he's not certain he'll solve these self-created dilemmas, but he has fun trying. About two years ago he wanted to get back to something more "complete" in what he was doing - something like (but not the same) as the very intricate and labor-intensive paintings he used to make. Three to six months per painting. He now is scanning his drawings and altering them on Photoshop. He keeps to the methods he used to make paintings. The pieces have no meaning. They can have their start in a word or sound, a sketch he made, or built up from a doodle. In fact, he thinks of them as hyper-doodles.