Alan Stewart Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Alan Stewart
Live in: Delray Beach, FL, United States
Artworks for sale: 0
Alan Stewart Artist Bio:
Abstraction on the verge of narrative. Over many years of painting abstractly I have dealt with the introduction of imagery in two primary ways, either by allowing the image to enter fully into the composition and become a single thing or by denying the image entirely and removing it from the painting. There is an interesting space between those options that has intrigued me over the past few years. By finding these subjects and painting as if they were fully realized images, the additional marks support the idea of the image without narrowing the energy of the painting to a single and concrete subject and thereby allowing the imagination to fill in the context of the experience. In exploring depth of space in my panels, I have also begun to incorporate new mediums to serve as vehicles for atmosphere and to act as contextual windows into these small little worlds. Some of these newer materials, particularly the UV resistant epoxy and the two part casting plastics produce a thick glossy surface and suspend layers of pigment between. Many of the layered inclusions are not immediately apparent in the photographs of the final pieces, but rather emerge as you interact with the physical painting in real space. Color and texture remain my closest concern, I am finding that these elements find new life and relationships combined with these modern resin technologies.