Alan Briks "Crosscurrent"
Alan Briks "Crosscurrent" acrylic on canvas 26" x 24"
Inglewood Fine Arts presents "Raw Footage", an exhibition of recent works by Alan Briks. The exhibition runs from November 24 to December 9, 2012.
Receptions with the artist in attendance will be held on Saturday November 24, 2012 from 1 pm to 5 pm and on Thursday November 29, 2012 from 5 pm.
"Art to me is a necessity, a spiritual endeavor, a meditation. Becoming more fluent in the dialects of visual expression, looser to some degree, I enjoy a visceral experience within a gestalt of rhythms, patterns and light. I began painting landscapes and portraits in my teens. In my twenties, a focus on designing/creating commissioned architectural stained glass panels. Subsequent training and experience as an art therapist has enriched my artistic development, for instance, emphasis on spontaneous art, process over product, cultivating my knowledge of the creative process and the psychology of art. Presently, my art is directed to so-called 'non-representational abstracts', en plein air landscapes and the figure. I find these mutually enhancing in my artistic journey. I have found a superb albeit challenging partner in raw canvas. Surface is no longer something to paint on to, but rather something to paint into; I appreciate the attributes of this media in absorbing, staining, layering, dripping, scratching, allowing for a bold impasto, and so forth. The challenge is in accepting every mark you put down, because there is no going back. I appreciate the soft look of it, the sensual quality. Every nuance of my being finds expression in this media." Alan Briks