Monday, October 8, 2018

IN THE WINDOWS-Lynda Angelis

“Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient”
-     St. Thomas Aquinas

In abstract painting, the subject is rarely important to the viewer: it is the painting itself - its colors, shapes and textures- that arrest the eye.  To say that a painting is strong is a compliment. Its strength may come from the combination of its colors or subject matter or something subtle that not all viewers will feel.

I am deeply motivated by the concept of abstract expressionism.  I find this genre without borders and as valid and alive as when it was first explored by the great pioneers of modern art.
I create my own vision of this exploration and utilize what to me is true urban and sometimes is very much reminiscent of street art.  My approach to a painting is unplanned, spontaneous and often accidental. It is multilayered with many untold stories underneath the finished paintings.

“A craftsman knows in advance what the result will be, while the artist knows only what it will be when he has finished it.”