A series of acrylic paintings by artist Robert Bigelow as part of the exhibition. All the paintings are exquisitely framed with archival museum framing.
As the artist explains... After so many years of painting I was in need of an entirely different media that I was not familiar with to force me to take chances that wouldn't produce predictable results. A short time later, Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante suggested that I should work with clay. That is the genesis of my current obsession with sculptural murals.
Acrylic paintings and sculptures in bronze and painted wood as part of the exhibition 'Beyond the Far Side" in September 2018.
These were the ceramic glazing samples done at the beginning to understand better how to work with the media and most important how far to take this new media. We were happily surprise at the results. We shouldn't forget that Robert Bigelow was the studio manager of American artist Robert Motherwell from 1978-1978.
All these tiles samples are mounted on a painted cradle board and sign by the artists.
Artist Robert Bigelow giving a talk during the opening reception on September 22, 2018, about Creative Frequencies... "When employing automatism or intuition as the mechanism to create art we have to clear our head of all preconceived notions all together. We have to become a willing partner in this tacit agreement of non-interference as the image is extracted from the beyond.
Artist Robert Bigelow signing the small ceramic murals at the gallery on September 20, 2018.
"I am who I am and I do what I do because the person I am does what I do. As an artist I feel that the greatest challenge is to know thyself" .... Robert Bigelow, Canadian artist.
Vancouver artist Robert Bigelow and his wife Marie Arcand at the opening reception of "Beyond the Far Side" exhibition at ARTE funktional in Kelowna BC Canada - Sept.22, 2018