|Artwork created prior to residency|
New York, NY
Residency: February-March 2017
In a language, there's grammar and there's vocabulary. Syntax is grammar and semantics are vocabulary. I think about my work as an aesthetic grammar that manifests in nearly any form of making. As the basis of my studio practice I follow a set of chosen rules that can be applied to multiple platforms. To me, the rules that govern an art making process are syntactical/grammatical while the medium acts as a vocabulary. In the end, an art object is the result of an invented studio language. A work of art is a combination of rules an artist chooses with the implementation of a chosen medium to execute them.
About the Artist
Cein Watson (pronounced Key-IN) is an artist/builder practicing out of Manhattan and Vermont. He believes in the sanctity of punctuality and the rule of letting subway passengers off first before entering. Often described as stubborn and delusional he sees himself as a determined optimist.