daredevil it felt as if he was made out of gold his head rested upon his shoulders weightless, his father called for him but Icarus seemed hypnotised lost in a curve of endless blue the sun in his eyes as if he was made out of gold “I’m a bird”, he must have thought as feathers whirled round his head… [read this]
My new paintings are taking an honest direction home. My early work was both naïve and primitive. My early heroes were people like “Le Douanier” Henri Rousseau and Horace Pippin, an American painter. Now I find myself coming back to that, just trying to be natural and comfortable with my skill, such as it is, and my expression. What is… [read this]
Artist’s statement: The series of works presented here portrays the state of alienation as a pervasive human condition, in particular, the one that engulfs parents and children during the long battle with drug addiction. Books have been written, talks have been given, but one thing only needs to be highlighted for children to remember: their addiction affects the entire family…. [read this]
Artist Statement: I am working outside again in the same way I have for much of my painting life, setting up my easel and reacting to what I see with emotion and energy. I only want to be free and spontaneous and hope for the best. I never know what I am doing which, surely, is the right condition for… [read this]
In painting, I don’t want to know what will happen, how it will turn out, ahead of time. I want to be surprised and delighted and I keep changing things until I come to that place. It is about “following the paint” in my way of thinking. Francis Bacon sometimes would take a blob of paint and throw it on… [read this]
In San Francisco, a handsome old Lutheran Church is for sale. My “Beat Generation”, progressive, bohemian, intellectual, Jewish, left-leaning, scholarly, non-conformist, art professor parents, Leonard and Helen Breger, are deeply devout prolific artists. They buy the church. It promises walls galore for hanging their growing bodies of artwork. The basement Sunday School classrooms will be large open studio spaces. By… [read this]
Artist’s statement: This collection of mixed media paintings is inspired by the tension between the nature that surrounds us and our own inherent natures.These paintings are a series of communications. The symbolism, color, and movement in each artwork conveys a truly unique exchange and one that cannot be replicated.
Introductory note: “The Rift In Time” series of works is a journey that starts from our inner world and continues onward to the stars. With delicate care, I try to render the ghostly energy waves reaching our senses, and the nostalgia of perishable things such as pomegranates, water lilies, and even the potent perfume of love letters, all perishable just… [read this]
Rik Lina sends an announcenent of his new exhibition, Selva Tropical – Canto de Pássaros (Tropical Jungle – Singing Birds) which runs May 16 through July 31, 2015. The location is: Fundação Dionisio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro AGUEDA – Portugal Here are some images to whet your appetite! Please visit Rik Lina’s website and also his work right here… [read this]
Artist’s statement: This is a condensed survey of the plein air landscape I have done over many years in locations from Vashon Island, Washington, Vermont, Spain, and Bangladesh.They are oil paintings about 22 x 28 inches more or less. RW
Artist’s Statement: These are abstract paintings through which I have attempted to capture the feel, but not necessarily the look, of movement of animals and people in nature, combining the gestures of abstract expressionism with patterning, and with an emphasis on color and texture.
Artist’s statement: What is important to me, is what I like to call “the art of destroying.” I destroy a lot of my works. Most paintings I make feel like crap to me and only a few of the many paintings I make survive. I have no specific way of working; when a painting works out it’s basically a lot… [read this]
Artist’s statement: Southern artist and photographer, making it up as I go along. Struggled through art school but survived, not sure which direction to go in, but certain and rooted in bayou country. The paintings I make deal with personal mythology, religion, and the importance of place. I draw on my own memories growing up in the land of the… [read this]
Artist’s statement: These are an experiment but I think I like it and will develop it more. They have a lasting and calming effect I think. Each is oil on canvas, about 18 x 24 inches.
Artist’s statement: These are oil paintings on canvas, about 24 x 30 inches, and represent my current approach.