Happy 80th birthday Robert Bechtle!
Pictured: Bechtle’s Alameda Gran Torino (1974)
From our website: For more than 40 years Robert Bechtle has pursued a quiet realism, working from photographs of familiar subjects to depict precise moments in time. Despite their photographic origins, however, his canvases are resolutely and finally about painting. Underneath the smooth sheen of their surfaces lies a textured web of strokes and dabs, where abstract shapes meet edges to form an intricate, layered view of our environment.
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Southern Exposure, “The Silver Era” Annual Fundraiser & Art Auction
Occasionally we come across an artist who’s paintings are unexpectedly beautiful and haunting, Henrik Uldalen is one of those artists. His work has a common theme of dreaming figures often depicted with their eyes closed, afloat in the atmosphere. Uldaen’s weightless figures seem to be suspended in limbo and float effortlessly off the edges of the canvas into vast white expanses.