Monday, 03 November 2014

Patterns and Plans

Written by  Alex Radin


One of the things I am really excited about with this new series is that I am intentionally tapping back into some elements I was playing with right after I graduated from art school that can be seen more subtly throughout my work over the years but was more heavily evident during my last year at CCAD and the couple of years following graduation. Many of these works have never been publicly displayed as they were more experimentation, but some of what I am referring to can be seen in my early works gallery on my personal website. Pattern and the graphic breakup of space played a heavy role. This can be clearly seen in the pieces titled "Last Embrace" and "Waiting" from that gallery.

I am currently painting 365 8"x8" studies based on the theme of pattern and will be releasing one a day on the website Each painting is selling for $365, but if you purchase a share between now and December 5th, they are selling for $165, so make sure you go there and check that out.

They are oil paintings on birch wood panel, and as I have been painting them and hanging them to dry, I have found that they look really cool hanging in pairs or small groupings. Having to find the space to varnish and dry 365 paintings is going to be interesting. I expect that many of the ideas from these studies (not necessarily the subject matter ... but, hey, you never know) will make it into the pieces I am creating for Kaleidoscopic Symphony.