Painting, studio interior series

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Edwin Lewis Daniel (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Andrew Martin

Abstract: In an age of science and technology, of radical art expressions in the form of minimal configurations, kinetic structures, found object conglomerates, environments, happenings, and psychedelic renderings, I have chosen a simple realistic approach for my thesis. In search of basic truths, I have attempted to satisfy my sensibilities in recording personal feelings toward my environment, the art studio. My proposition was to seek, investigate, and record relationships of forms as affected by light and color in an environmental situation; relationships that consciously or unconsciously affect my feeling for everyday surroundings; relationships that act as an explosive nucleus for a wide range of artistic possibilities. It is to these relationships that I respond aesthetically; simple truths and beauty I find in cluttered and disordered environments. Because of the familiarity and association with studio objects, they evoke responses to object relationships within the environment rather than appearing as mere entities. To become oriented to the disorder and clutter I am challenged instinctively to seek some form of order. Constant changes in studio situations, the disappearing, reappearing, and shifting of object-forms, in addition to constant changes in light quality, are exciting and challenging but they created many problems in completing this series. At times the compositions in progress were abandoned for new ones, due to loss of the initial intuitive response to a certain situation or a keener response to a newly created one.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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