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, […]
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 […]
Artist’s statement: I proclaim the freedom of abstract art to be self-referential. To be a joyous play of form and color, rhythm is at the heart of my compositions, the pulse which is hidden there, reflects the living pulse of my heart and the workings of my flesh. Here though spaciousness is evoked as if […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]