My paintings are influenced by my work experience in the television, film, and video production fields.  I enjoy the visualization process, which allows me to create something meaningful and unique by using raw data or fragments.  This information can come from either the footage of a motion camera or in this case, from still images.  The paintings or “movie stills” unexpectedly spring to life with a sense of animation, which is created by the dissecting and shifting of planes and perspectives.  Like an editor I consider the relationship of one segment to another as I adjust these pieces to make a coherent scene.  My altered and slightly abstracted reality depicted in the work is often more informative and revealing than if I had made a painting using a single viewpoint.  This method of working allows me to create paintings that reflect the chaos, complexity, and ambiguity of everyday life.

Henry Wiegand