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Michael Lownie

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Tags
diorama, mixed media, Paintings. mixed-media, surrealism, modern, abstract, conceptual, sculpture

Statement

Michael Lownie, Artist’s Statement:

The challenge of developing visual vocabulary through abstract images gives me purpose, creative direction and strength of spirit.  It’s an innate sense of abstract relationships which I employ to take the viewer to both somewhere new and somewhere in the subconscious at the same time.

My love of color, which has been a life long passion is nurtured in airy atmospheres contrasted by graphic elements.  A strong influence is evident in the works of minimalism and the colorfield painters.  I morph some of these qualities into a new generation of explorative works with personal vision and sensitivity.
The visual textures provided by a variety of spray methods suggest molecules and atmospheres, while portal inspired elements bring my feet back on the ground.

I am seeking a quiet strength which transcends the everyday, honoring the peace and thoughtful clarity of my inspirations.

Techniques:

Working with multi-layered transparent sprays and washes I create unfamiliar and sometimes ambiguous atmospheres to explore.  An approach that I employ in my work is the restrained layering of thin transparencies, which gives the canvas a smooth finish, and highlights the abstract imagery.
The recent addition of silver and copper leaf has added a dimension in light play, as tones change from different vantage points.
Copper Colorfield 2; silver and copper leaf with acrylics on 12" diameter globe
Copper Colorfield 2;  copper and silver leaf on 12" diameter globe  2010

Recent Exhibits

Michael Lownie participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2012 What in the World??
Magnet
 
Nov, 2011 The Sword of Damocles
The Painting Center
 
Oct, 2011 Open Studio
Open Studio 660 Waller St
 
Dec, 2009 Big Boy Toys
Magnet
 
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Michael Lownie has Exhibited at these venues:

Magnet The Painting Center
Open Studio 660 Waller St
curated at these venues
Michael Lownie has curated at these venues:

Open Studio 660 Waller St
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