I’m pleased to say that two of my paintings have been juried in to “The Devil in a Straight Line” exhibit at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Audrey Love Gallery in Miami FL opening October 6-14, 2014.
This open juried show, entitled “The Devil in the Straight Line,” is inspired by Austrian Friedensreich Hundertwasser, one of the best- known late 20thcentury artists. This iconoclastic, nature-loving, artist created zany masterpieces of unruly shapes and vibrant color, expressions of a powerful idealism that compelled people to think out of the box.
Hundertwasser’s approach has been described as“Gegen die gerade Linie”, against the straight line. He considered straight lines “the devil’s tools,” associating them with the ills of modern civilization: coldness and sterility of industrial design, detachment from nature, and cruelty of wars fought with machines. Straight lines he thought immoral and atheistic as painting is a religious experience. There are no straight lines in nature.
Encaustic painting lends itself beautifully to Hundertwasser’s ideals. For “The Devil in the Straight Line,” the juror will select work for this exhibition that reflects the beauty of Hundertwasser’s undulating lines and riots of color. Miami is also the perfect setting for dynamic, colorful expression.