2017 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Monroe Hodder

New York NY USA
http://www.monroehodder.com
In my painting, decisions about color always come first. Here I have chosen to use dusky pastels and bright fluorescents, with a sharp edge to the surface shapes that cut like a scythe through the colors below. I move away from Modernist flatness to create transparent depths in my work. I use visible layers that allow one to see into the painting as a dimensional cube. This structure creates a pool of light and energy inside the painting that floats through the transparencies. I often think of astrological events as I work on my paintings. I think the contemplation of celestial movements can take us to a new awareness of space and time. A great abstract painting can do the same. Artists engage in many different aspects of reality. I am drawn to the distant spheres of the abstract.
© Monroe Hodder | Heat and the Peacock 6927
2017 Painting | Heat And The Peacock
oil and acrylic on canvas, 60" x 60", 2016
USD $16,000
© Monroe Hodder | Oh the wind and rain 6929
2017 Painting | Oh The Wind And Rain
painting, 60" x 60", 2016
USD $16,000
© Monroe Hodder | Mercury on the Move 6930
2017 Painting | Mercury On The Move
painting, 60" x 60", 2016
USD $16,000
© Monroe Hodder | Time and Flame 6931
2017 Painting | Time And Flame
painting, 60" x 60", 2016
USD $16,000