artist statement


Artist statement

 

Landscape & Abstraction

 

The subject matter of landscape & abstraction is the primary inspiration for my paintings, of which there is an intention to create a visual composition; that is aesthetically evocative & ambient.

 

The artwork references varied sources from traditional & expressionist landscape painting to contemporary minimalist abstraction,

 

The personal creative process stirs emotions & impressions of transient shadows, objects, nature and shapes which are gateways to memories; bringing forth the composition under changing conditions. The paintings are built up piece by piece, seeking compositional and conceptual resonance.

 

A formal process of rough outline, subtle painted texture & painting layers forms the main body of the compositions. More brushwork is usually applied on the more representational landscapes.

The work is both acrylic & mixed media including pastels, conte crayon, ink & spray paint.

 

Cliff Warner BA







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