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LandE scape CONTEMPORARY ART REVIEW J eremiah Douglas Stroud Lives and works in Schijndel, The Netherlands An artist's statement he biggest problem with a blank fresh canvas, is it Tfeels finished. It is a simple polished design. I assume the duty of debeautifying this image. Starting like an unrehearsed recital, my canvas is a stage for an impromptu performance in which it can get sloppy. Smearing, staining, spraying, slashing and even reconfiguring the platform of a painting, I step into the wide unending history of Abstraction. This catalog of actions and plasticity of mark-making provides me with a chaos in which I am comfortable to start the restraint process. I have to give in to a formidable design; this is where the use of flat negative space comes into play. When I speak of play, I do mean a space to remove marks or add textures in the medium. The play, becomes a first step in a long tedious methodology that results in the beginning of a grand design of the image. Jeremy Stroud Jeremiah Douglas Stroud is an American painter from Broughton, IL. In 2012, he received his Associates of Art and Associates of Science Degrees at Southeastern Illinois College. In 2015, he received his Bachelors in Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art and Design. Stroud has already been included in various important exhibitions including Fall Juried Exhibition at Zanesville Museum of Art in Zanesville, OH and Juried Salon Exhibition, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Upcoming shows include ACAD Conference at Canzanni Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH. Currently residing in Schijndel, NL and attending the Masters of Fine Art program at Avans St. Joost in Breda/Den Bosch, NL. 22