This new series began shortly after reading a poem by Cao Zhi (192-232), a poet who lived during the HAN Dynasty and Three Kingdoms Period of Chinese History. The poem is titled “The Nymph of the Luo River”. In this series I have re-introduced color to the work in a bold way. I am very much drawn to the ideas that combine the gestures of Ab-Ex Abstraction, the serial qualities of Pop, the operatic gesture of the Baroque, the movement of the Japanese Gutai and influences of ancient Chinese Landscape Painting, all infused with past, and present personal histories. These multi-cultural influences inspire a collective referral to the history of art and allow my own personal expression to align with the cultural context which we live in today.
Signature: Signature on the back go the canvas
Image rights: Artist & Gallery
Abstract Illusion. E-Moderne Gallerie, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 2017.
Artist Studio, New Hope, PA. USA