Brian Potter           
 
 
 
Artist Statement

    I see abstract art as having almost limitless possibilities -and my plan is to explore these possibilities as thoroughly as possible.  While it is usual for most artists to find a style and then refine it through variations- i hope to reference, or create as many abstract styles as possible-in order to create a strong coherent range.   To me this has something to do with the essence of abstraction- to distill essences as the basis for imagery- and to experiment with these essential qualities in different combinations; the results can lead down different paths, and one of my challenges is integrating these paths wherever possible.  In time, through experience along these lines, I hope to invent much new imagery and expand upon my ideas. Ideas are very important to me.  Once i establish an idea in a painting, i try to move forward and build on this idea- perhaps adding more ideas - or shifting along dimensional lines.  This allows my painting to evolve organically and spontaneously.  I prefer this, rather than following a plan from beginning to end.

      Ultimately, I hope to tell my story of abstract visual thought -which explores ideas and their expression.  Some of the issues explored are: structure, shape, space, design, proportion, color, texture, sensuality, and paint itself.  


Poetry
it's the sister art form to visual abstraction. Distill the best, discard the rest.  And the best consisits of essential forms, as opposed to their material manifestation- expressed as metaphor.

 

 
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