Originally Posted by KatyaKarthik
There is a local (Seattle) artist whose work I'd like to share here on this forum for its interesting technique and complex multi-layered composition. I really like the movement and depth if his paintings, hope you will enjoy it too!
After looking at the paintings William Houston has on his website I would say he definitely has a style although It seems like I have seen this style somewhere before? From his artist's statement it sounds like he works rapidly and sometimes under an influence he describes as
" ...there is sometimes a whisper, other times an unyeilding command, that compels the next step. I can’t say if that voice is my subconscious, divine inspiration, genetic memory, or some universal mathematical equation that dictates our aesthetics. But, if I listen and submit, the painting will gather strength and assert itself as it naturally unfolds, slowly revealing the invisible blueprint. There is a definitive, yet delicate, channel of energy, and to keep it flowing I need to constantly respond to the shifting rhythms of shapes, swirling lines, edges, contrasts and volume until they find their moment of wholeness."
I didn't see any YouTube videos to see him actually at work.
By the way Katya, living near Seattle, I wonder if you have visited the SAM and seen the Gauguin exhibit
which ends this Sunday, April 29. If not it is well worth the price of admission.
I went and saw it a couple of weeks ago and can see why Gauguin is considered a brilliant artist in his use of color and imaginative compositions intertwining his visions of Polynesian life and culture while at the same time attempting to create marketable paintings suitable for the Parisian art buyers.
What fantastic variety of greens he used, the violets and reds are just mesmerizing and all these colors are consistent through so many of his paintings. There are about 60 Gauguin works shown in the exhibit and don't miss the (hand carved?) frames surrounding the paintings which are magnificent and fit the themes of the paintings perfectly.
Each time I see famous art in person and then go and re-reference those works in the book and computer photos I am more convinced that we miss so much when we only see the those works in photos.