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F
rancesco Ruspoli
’s paintings reveal a dynamic,
abstract vision of the human figure. Drawing
inspiration from the Surrealist movement as well as
artists such as Francis Bacon and Frank Auerbach,
his work is a fresh interpretation of the human
condition.
The main subjects of Ruspoli’s paintings appear
most frequently in groups of three, a number which
both hints at spirituality and gives him the flexibility
to suggest a wide range of social dynamics and
emotions. His subjects exist in abstract worlds, in a
whirl of brushstrokes and color that are suggestive
of settings, yet remain ambiguous, leaving it
ultimately up to the viewer’s interpretation. “My art
explores the dynamic frontier between abstraction
and figuration,” Ruspoli explains. “This fertile area
keeps alive the infinite possibilities of being human.”
He carefully renders his subjects with rich, powerful colors to capture varying moods, and surrounds them with a bold,
black outline. These outlines sharply define the figures’ shapes, separating them from the rest of the piece – yet their
eyes are empty, revealing the world behind them and within them. These blank stares challenge viewers to reexamine
themselves and the world around them.
Francesco Ruspoli’s work has received many awards and accolades from all over the world.
Harmony And Friendship Oil on Canvas 30” x 40”
Francesco Ruspoli
T
he “natural beauty of God’s creation” is the root from
which
Scott Breeman
’s paintings grow. Whether he
is depicting a field of stars, an underwater environment
or a stormy sky, Breeman lets nature’s power come to the
surface. With a dynamic color sense and a remarkable
ability to capture the effects of light, he gives his
paintings movement and depth. The artist has a special
affinity for yellow, which he says represents light and life
in his work. The light-filled images he creates bridge the
domains of abstraction and representation in a way that
reflects his highly personal approach. “I want to express
moments in a way that children would express them,” he
explains, “vivid and understandable, but free from rules
and realism.”
Breeman’s painting technique is just as individual as
his thematic approach. Working in acrylics, he gives his
images the kind of liquid feel that is most commonly associated with watercolors, adding another layer of detail by pouring
what he calls “soft flowing lines of color” onto his paintings just before they dry. The resulting works have an appealing
spontaneity as well as a calm, centered quality that encapsulates the artist’s harmonious view of the world.
Milkyway 2 Acrylic on Canvas 30” x 41”
Scott Breeman
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