Maria Calandra visits the studio of painter Paul DeMuro whose exhibition Tapestry is on view at Essex Flowers, New York through February 5, 2017.
Calandra notes: "Three massive paintings were slowly being consumed by clusters of pattern and color, and I was there to watch it. Chaotic phenomena came sailing out of DeMuro's hand hour after hour. His palettes refract light like air on water. It was easy to relate his wildy trippy networks of mark-making to those found in crystalline structures. DeMuro explained that he works on his paintings instinctively, that each section informs the next."