Tagged abstract art

COFFEE MEDITATION, RUFINO TAMAYO AND TONAL PAINTING…

I I finally solved a problem in painting that I have been trying to figure out since 2010 when I first encountered the work of modern Mexican master, Rufino Tamayo. I am a late comer to the work of Tamayo. Like many modern artists, I am still at times unconsciously enmeshed in the bias that…

“Desert Flower”

“Desert Flower” is part of a new, emerging minimalist series in 2022. The series features bold, graphic works in black with a small, singular element of color. The key word here is “restraint”, which is easier said than done. So much more could be added to any piece in this series and yet the powerful,…

New Directions 2022…

It’s that time of year at MARTS MODERN when we’re reflecting on events of 2021 and starting to look ahead to some new and exciting art projects for 2022…

‘’BOUYANCY”, Explorations in Soft Abstraction #1…

“Bouyancy” is part of an ongoing series entitled “Explorations in Soft Abstraction”. Much of my work is characterized by graphic hard lines, shapes and forms. In the soft abstraction series I explore diffuse lines, shapes and forms along with soft, blended color transitions. I feel the influence of Mark Rothko very powerfully in these works.…

‘MONOLITH’

This painting is a great example of the idea that there may be no such thing as a truly abstract painting because as Picasso once said, “It is impossible for a painting to be about nothing”. At first glance it does indeed appear to be a simple abstract work, yet upon a bit of extended…

“FERTILITY”

A figure with protruding breasts and belly stands facing left against a backdrop of vibrant, colorful, highly textured vertical and semi circular forms resting upon a deep green pedestal of sorts. The backdrop for this fertile figure could be a place, like a temple, to the moon, perhaps. It could be a creature or companion.…

‘VERTICAL FORMS’

At first glance, VERTICAL FORMS appears to be a highly structured, abstract colorfield painting. And while there is certainly some truth to this, there is more to this painting than meets the rational eye. It has an architectural feel reminiscent of columns with a break on the mid left hand side of the painting that…

‘WHITE PORTAL’

‘WHITE PORTAL’ symbolizes a threshold of sorts, a doorway or perhaps even a more extended process of passage from one domain to another…’