The Figure and the abstraction 2010
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The Figure and the Abstraction By Darwin Leon - Artcenter Manatee, Bradenton Fl
Opening reception: Friday April 30, 2010 5-7pm
The exhibit will run from April 27-May 22, 2010
209 9th street west
Bradenton, Fl 34205
THE FIGURE AND THE ABSTRACTION deals with the artist’s most current idea of abstracting the figure as an artistic evolutionary statement. Regardless of the subject matter whenever an animated figure is present we enter a dimension of endless and unlimited possibilities.
With a combination of powerful painting strokes, enhanced color harmony, philosophy, past and current world issues, new age approach and personal experiences the artist with a surreal expressionistic mood flair successfully communicates the main idea in a hidden agenda.
Darwin Leon sees the art of painting as an imaginative search for tentative answers to the mysterious challenges of life and finds expression for his humor and imagination through his abstract images. He works to include humor as a foundation for serious commentary, so people can grasp the meaning without feeling too offended by the message. Darwin is the Founder of the Figure Network, as seen on You Tube. Darwin’s work has been shown at a number of galleries on both the east and west coasts of Florida. He is currently a drawing instructor at ArtCenter Manatee and will teach “Modern Modes of Expression” this summer.
The exhibit at the Artcenter Manatee's Searly Gallery in Bradenton, Fl marks the artist's profound idea of revising the figure starting from a classical and traditional point of view to a more cutting edge representative contemporary approach. Darwin's strong alignment with art history and the different periods of arts in general specifically the one of the Renaissance is emphasized as the viewer submerges in every harmonized high hued color canvas. The thirty six paintings on the exhibit shows the artist's last four years of work and explorations with the human form, personal experiences, and journey through out the artist's intellect and intrigued mind. The artist suggests that we should attempt to photograph our mind using the automatism drawing process to become more original in our original artwork.