This painting belongs to Patrick Chamberlain's Kliun Series, so-named for the visual heritage the works share with early works by the Russian Suprematist painter Ivan Kliun, many of whose paintings were destroyed by a boarder who burned them for firewood when Kliun was forced to flee Moscow during World War II. In addition to its abstract visual and material characteristics, Its title contains a multitude of potential references to philosophy and spirituality, such as to ideas about falling in Martin Heidegger's Being and Time; notions of "falling time" as an aural transition to a non-existent psychic space as part of a transcendental passage between realms; or falling time as a way of measuring the hypothetical rate of collapse of a body under the pressure of its own gravity.
Artist Biography: Patrick Chamberlain (b. 1955, USA) employs a mixture of philosophy and formalism in his work. His visual language includes references to geometric and lyrical abstraction, as well as figurative and conceptual elements. Fluidly shifting between numerous styles and techniques, Chamberlain’s diverse oeuvre can appear chaotic when seen at disparate points. Shown collectively, his complex practice harmonizes. Marks and materials echo across surfaces with drastically different compositions, some pieces pure and others showing signs of infection as the styles corrupt each other.