Artist Jeffrey Palladini tackles the thesis of the influence on our lives of things just outside our control. His Fundamental Forces is a reflection series that looks at what remains as time moves forward, but part of us doesn't change. These paintings are a meditation on our personal stimuli—memories, inspiration, longing, lust—even our dreams, which are involuntary and untethered.
Jeffrey offers a glimpse, an intense suggestion of these simplified details and goes one step further, offering a perspective on very real issues in society today. That Thing That Follows You illustrates his unique vocabulary of dramatic figurative imagery, combined with compelling linear and pattern elements, which serve to enhance and inform the narrative of each work. While open to interpretation, we can't help but fall in love with the appearance of "becoming" in the stages of outline depicted.
The artist paints primarily on wood panels, most of which he builds himself in order that his purposeful brushstrokes can best be viewed. Jeffrey is also a master at outline and does not use any masking to draw his figures, environments or words.