Remember that tendency towards simplicity I mentioned yesterday? We’re continuing on that theme today! Wisconsin based artist Robert Atwell creates striking paintings using shapes so simple they are almost instantly recognizable, yet still remain ambiguous.
Atwell draws upon his graphics background to great effect– the bold colors and simple forms communicate to the viewer instantly, although we may not know exactly what it is we’re seeing, we know we recognize it. A swing, a kite, a camera, who knows? It is in the not knowing that the art is found.
To see more of Robert Atwell’s work, please visit his website. You can see his work in person at his representing galleries Gilman Contemporary in Ketchum, Idaho and Simon Gallery in Morristown, New Jersey.