Retrospective

Select acrylic paintings on canvas and luan wood panels dating back to the early 1970′s. As I was trained in childhood in Classical Renaissance painting and drawing techniques, this sequence depicts the evolution of my visual arts style, from early nu-classical realism, to primitivism, to abstraction, and finally to a style that incorporates all of the above. 

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Automatic-Expressionism (Phase Two/top three rows): These works (some of them having evolved over the years) represent a critical break-through in the arena of Expressionism rich with emotive textures, flauff, and floopahstic detritus. Clearly founded upon emotional aspects of fine art painting, these works are further developed by a secondary level of intuitive attempts to manifest intellectual observations of the artist’s on-going personal growth. Note re: “3082” works: “3082 (9)” is a special classification of toxic waste. The “3082” series  nods to a perverse patriarchal assault on Nature (which is, of course, the matriarchal or feminine lifeforce emblemized by the female torso), that currently threatens our eco-social systems worldwide. This due to the inherent flaw in capitalism which is its need to grow in order to remain healthy. No system will grow indefinitely within a limited ecosphere. Ours has become morbidly obese, collapsing upon itself to be swallowed by its own, rotting, diabetic body. Yet from that, new life shall spring. In my works, the female nude always represents Nature, Earth, the Feminine Aspects of the Universe—that which nurtures. Tragically, the male is emblematic of a corrupt and collapsing patriarchal social system.

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