Mason Graff recently graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine arts majoring in Drawing, and continues his practice in Calgary. His work revolves around the idea of creating and manipulating space. Mason is interested in the idea of how small changes can create a drastic impact within his work. An interest in minimalism and a clean aesthetic has driven him to create paintings that contain only the necessary. Mason aims to create paintings that challenge his audience, and make people think about space in a new way.
I am placed in a space with no emotion. A space that has been prepared to accept anything. It can be as large, or small as you want. Non-generic at times, emotionally saturated at others. It has become a vehicle that holds my concrete, but fragile form. A form that remains the same, while miniscule change can provoke drastic impacts.
I activate space in many different ways, I can be vibrating at times, whilst laying flat at others. You become aware of how uninformed you are when looking at my form. My existence is simple, yet confusing. At times I provide dual points of view. I allow you, the viewer, to place yourself in one of these two points. You may remain active, moving from location to location within the space until you decide what is most comfortable. One view may or may not be more convenient than the other. Moving back and forth from one point to another, you remain invisible.
I am the fragile form.