April Bending Artist artworks for sale
Artist: April Bending
Live in: Montreal, QC, Canada
Artworks for sale: 24.00
April Bending Artist Bio:
www.aprilbending.com Abstracting Reality, Bending Perceptions. Limiting the palette allows the viewer to focus on the image rather than be distracted by a myriad of colours; much as a black and white photograph requires a different mind set to view than a colour photograph does. But colours do envoke emotions, so I use simple monochromatic schemes to set the moods of the paintings. The black under painting provides a backdrop that can become somber or serene.Texture is also important. It allows me to use the surface of the canvas to diffuse light and create vagaries and ambiguities as additional layers of paint are applied. Those ambiguities require the viewer to participate in deciphering the piece through personal interpretation. Often viewers see different meanings in my paintings. This pleases me because it means that people are referring to their own unique experiences to understand my work. And, even though one painting can be interpreted in many ways, those ways are limited to our communal experiences which are all part of the human condition.