The Art Gallery
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With each work of art a mystery is revealed, the mysterious shadow of depth created by adding surface distraction and design, a flow of motion exposed as the observer moves from one side of the work to the other perceiving the art from every angle to understand the motive of the artist. Lighting the work from above or below changes the dynamic of each piece, presenting a transformation of light and shadow mesmerizing viewers with transitional form.
Tension ignites each layer with subsequent adventure and interest. No challenge is so great as that challenge which requires one to capture motion in still life. Or to breathe agility into still life. The power of art retains the concept of a challenge without revealing the status or design.
The Running Man – (from the artist)
The decision to work largely monochromatic with the Running Man was because I anticipated the complexity of finding a way to express kinetic energy would be demanding enough without adding an additional level of complexity that color would create. As it began to take an identity, I thought it was developing a bit of a “film noir” quality that brought to mind the movies made in black & white in the late 40’s and early 50’s. Why is the man running? Is he late for a bus? And why is he looking over his shoulder? Is he concerned about getting struck by on- coming traffic? Or could he be running from something, or someone? What’s in the briefcase? Why are bystanders looking at him?
TSK 26 – “WOMAN SLEEPING” – 26 W X 26 H, August 2013, mixed medium
Altered Photo of woman sleeping with red scarf. Face and scarf float away from surface.
TSK 24 – (from the artist) The Walking Man explores a way to suggest motion within the general discipline of a two dimensional expression. The original intent was for 5 overlapping figures, but impatience led to the decision to reduce it to 3 figures.
TSK 22 – The fanned array began as a plain view photo of shadows intersecting on the concrete surface of a patio. The shadows were generated by metal structure of a patio enclosure above. As the piece began to take shape, it had hints of a crucifix as a central element. I made the decision to utilize reproductions of TSK 06 in the composition in an evolving manner, to reinforce the concept, although there is no intended overt religious message.
TSK 04 – Self Portrait & Details
(from the artist)
To simply create a self portrait seemed self-serving and vain. So the notion of a reflected image in a coffee cup disturbed by ripples was a concept that was about something other than a self portrait. The added element of the cup floating away from the surface makes the subject even more discreet.
Trend Setting Art — Early Pieces from Robert H. Troy