Open Art Calls Accepted Artists
San Francisco, California USA
My process and technique developed from a two and half year psychosis. I call my style Abstract Verism. Verism is the name of a style of portraiture that is hyperrealistic, in which every wrinkle and flaw is present. Every painting is a fragment of my self portrait and each painting emerges from my sub conscience. I found through art a healthy way to process the scars of my psychosis.
During my psychosis I found myself staring at reflections, the more uneven the surface the better. I looked at these reflections to discover a hidden image or message. Sometimes I found messages by looking at the image up close; other times the image had to be looked at from afar. As time progressed, I understood this to be my sub conscience mind communicating with my conscience mind.
I wanted the viewer to have a similar experience whilst viewing my art. It is the viewer that blends the color, not the artist. The viewer brings to this process their own perspective, their life experiences and history. Each viewer sees the image differently. I’ve earned every scar, why hide them.
The views expressed by our artists in their artist statements do not necessarily represent the views of our art galleries. Artists can be visually expressive but may verbally misrepresent their true intentions or idea
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Our owner and curator is Linnea Lenkus, who also owns two photo studios in Los Angeles and has a passion for high quality art. She admires the work of every Linus art galleries Los Angeles.