‘Creating a painting without creating an image. Making a painting without the brush touching the canvas. It’s one of a series where the canvas is worked on on the floor and the paint is ejected from the brush. It’s not really splashed, the objective is to create dots of paint. So, the brush is used to flick the paint from above the canvas. This technique hovers between action painting and pointillism (George Seurat). I managed to create dots of pure colour without having to individually paint each one. In the same way as pointillism, optical mixing of the colour dots creates the nuance and tone of the picture. The challenge of this piece was to create a space through a subtle variation in tone, a gradual deepening or the illusion of space, as though the canvas itself was modulated. This modulation is the subject of the painting.’  Jez Prior