Painter Christopher Chippendale writes a short essay on perceptual painting entitled Fluidity in Focus.
Chippendale writes that "Being a perceptual painter means that I accept as a condition of painting that appearances are fundamentally unstable and relational, that reality is vulnerable to distortion both from without as well as from within. The flow of time itself, as measured by the changing conditions of light and color in a given scene before me, alters unceasingly the arrangements of sensations that present themselves at any given instant. So, too, do my perceptions of these things change from moment to moment."
Christopher Chippendale: Fluidity in Focus: New Paintings is on view at Sopprafina Gallery, Boston through January 7, 2012.