Making use of alternating mediums and techniques such as sculpture, painting, and drawing, Gerard Carson’s works are composed of dynamic, hard-edged forms and striking colour tones that echo characteristics of electronic technology and minimalist aesthetics. His works are often comprised of multiple objects, of varying scales and volume that are arranged within modular assemblages, whereby each individual object expresses a playful cooperation.
Features of communication are a recurring theme that can be perceived in his work; antenna-like objects reach out at oblique angles and sculptures are cabled together suggesting transference of information and data linkage. By incorporating these characteristics of electronic components Carson is interested in drawing a parallel between objects of utility and fine art, whereby the component’s functional appearance is wryly skewed, becoming an abstract gadget.
Carson states that he often follows an intuitive process when constructing his works, but within an aesthetic consisting of repeated motifs and forms. These details of his practice are sourced via his research into numerous areas of fine art and design, encompassing fields of Modern/Post- modern architecture and product design. Aspects of Carson’s work bring to mind the dynamic compositions of Russian Suprematism and American Minimalism, subjects which is strongly influence his own practice.