Chris Gwaltney

American, b. 1962

423 followers

Chris Gwaltney

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American, b. 1962

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423
Biography

Chris Gwaltney paints in a lush style, a combination of abstraction with hints of figures. It is a Magic Realism where the atmosphere of richly painted, scumbled vivid colors, drips and painterly flow embrace ambiguous people who seem to move towards us or move away in a dream-like ambiance. Rapid gestural strokes convey great energy. Gwaltney’s paintings are open ended; the style is free and unfinished and allows the viewer to fill in the essence of each story. The images, which call to mind those of the Bay Area Figurative painters of half a century ago, are held tight by large, free, brushstrokes that move the eye into the picture, “a work in progress.”

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Chris Gwaltney paints in a lush style, a combination of abstraction with hints of figures. It is a Magic Realism where the atmosphere of richly painted, scumbled vivid colors, drips and painterly flow embrace ambiguous people who seem to move towards us or move away in a dream-like ambiance. Rapid gestural strokes convey great energy. Gwaltney’s paintings are open ended; the style is free and unfinished and allows the viewer to fill in the essence of each story. The images, which call to mind those of the Bay Area Figurative painters of half a century ago, are held tight by large, free, brushstrokes that move the eye into the picture, “a work in progress.”

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