Oil on Canvas
© Robert S. Lee
Since 2009, my work has been abstract. I began to paint in slashing fast brushstrokes and pallet knife techniques using dark heavy colors to bright, clear, dazzling colors. It is the colors that provide the essence of my images. I strive to create paintings with vibrant colors, intense marks, brushwork, line, composition, emotions, and energy. My paintings absorb light which interacts with the pigments and then caroms off the canvas displaying the feelings invested in the artworks. I use arbitrary colors and the direction and angles of paint work creates the expressive content.
Based on the concept of the allover painting where no hierarchy exists and no part of the composition takes precedence over another, I spin and turn a canvas. I make every effort to finish the painting in one sitting in order to capture the inspiration of the moment.