Chelsea, NYC: Viridian Artists is pleased to present new work by Arthur Dworin. Entitled “Inner Fire”, the exhibition of oil paintings on linen and canvas opens Tuesday, October 26th and extends through Saturday, November 13th with a reception Saturday, October 30th, 4-6 PM.
Layers of luminosity dance to vibrant magnetic forces and vivid hues in Arthur Dworin’s oil paintings and Giclée prints, completed over the last three years. Alongside dynamic geometry and juxtapositions, the artist creates work that is, at once, serene and electrifying. And his intricate process emerges—planted in canvas.
Long a practitioner of Agni Yoga or Fire Yoga, a meditation focused on color frequencies associated with areas of consciousness, Dworin’s paintings have evolved like a many faceted stone. The artist’s hope is that the spirit in these works will act as a key to awaken what is already deep within the observer and anew with each viewing, bring a greater awareness of our inner and outer universes.
A Detroit native, Dworin has lived and worked since 1967 in Manhattan, where he’s also been a Scenic Artist for TV, movies, ballet, opera and theater. The recipient of several grants, the artist has regularly exhibited in Europe and the US. This is his third solo show at Viridian Gallery. To preview the work, visit www.ArthurDworin.com. . Dworin's numerous private collectors include MoMA’s former Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Peter Selz. Dr. Selz, author of 15 books on 20th century art, writes, in 2010: "Arthur Dworin's paintings are endowed with an original sense of sonorous color. Abstract as they are, they bring a new sense of visual order to organic forms of nature."
“Stunning work full of energy and wit. Gorgeous palette and bold brushwork, Dworin’s paintings have it all.”—Zina Saunders, artist, 2010
“Refined, complex and visually deep.”—Dr. Anna Aragno, psychoanalyst and former principal ballerina, the Bolshoi and Metropolitan Opera Ballets, 2010
“Having accomplished sophisticated life drawing since age 15 and success in several unique, non-objective oil series, Dworin today has reached a dazzling display of lyrical passion, motion and light.”—Jerelle Kraus, former NYTimes Art Director; Author, “All the Art That's Fit to Print (& Some That Wasn't): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page,” 2010