the shape of my heart

acrylic on canvas
160cm x 160cm

When you approach the center, a vast landscape meets the eye and what was once understood, disappears from view.

Views: 107

Comment

You need to be a member of Artists2artists Social Network to add comments!

Join Artists2artists Social Network

Comment by Adrian Setterfield on January 5, 2012 at 4:39am

Thank you for the insight

Comment by Resident Curator on January 4, 2012 at 6:15pm

Curator’s Comment:

 

The Shape of My Heart really draws me in and holds my attention.  The allover gestural pattern is much more controlled than anticipated upon closer inspection; the seemingly haphazard markings become a meticulous web of black and gray.  The lighter gray and white lines towards the center cause the space to pulsate, and blur slightly as they work towards the middle oculus. The warmer bits of color in the middle also hint at an organic entity- the “heart” of the piece.  But I favor your more poetic than literal reference.  Your works overall seem indebted to Abstract Expressionism, with the dense visceral brushstrokes.  There’s an instinctive, intuitive methodology that I strongly respond to, but also I personally find the intense color in some pieces diverts my attention from the fundamental tension created between line and ground.  Things are Not What They Seem perfectly tempers the blue and orange saturated areas with neutralizing black and milky white.  But it ultimately seems to be a more aggressively muscular work than the first few works in the achromatic series.  Not What They Seem also has more defined areas of emphasis that create an internal dialogue.  I was very surprised to see the scale- this would appear to be a significantly larger painting.  Thanks for sharing this work.

 

Resident Curator Views

Ms Kristen T. Woodward critiques of members art.

AD.C Income & Exhibit Ops

Small Works’ Photography Exhibition

International Deadline: July 26, 2017 – The Center for Fine Art Photography announces an international call for photographers for its "Portraits" exhibition. Open theme and styles. Cash awards, publication…

2017 Holiday Show

U.S. National Deadline: September 30, 2017 – Radius Gallery is currently accepting entries for its 4th Annual Holiday Show,. This is not a holiday-themed show, but is designed to appeal to gift buyers and collectors alike…

ArtInPlace Installations

U.S. National Deadline: July 15, 2017 – Piedmont Council for the Arts invites artists to submit large sculptures for the upcoming season. Each artist will receive a stipend to display their work along prominent roadways…

Birth Rites Collection Biennial Competition for New Works

International Deadline: July 15, 2017 – The Birth Rites Collection is the first and only collection of contemporary artwork dedicated to the subject of childbirth. The aim of the collection is to encourage debate and increase…

Renaissance Photography Prize 2017

International Deadline: July 3, 2017 (extended) – An international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women...

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

2017 All Rights Reserved

2017 All Rights Reserved - All images, information, text, and html found within this site and on individual artist pages, may not be copied, reproduced, modified, or distributed without prior written consent of content owner.

______________________

Member Terms of Service

© 2017   Created by A2a Editor.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service