Kevin Neal Gardner
Snowscape, Berea, 54 x 47, oil on canvas
I hate stuff and I hate messes, but I love painting both.
While I consider most of this work to be something like interior-landscape; essentially, these are still life paintings. Though on the lowest rung of the hierarchy of painting genres, still life allows me to explore content and dramatic narrative in a way I don’t allow myself with figurative work (I tend to objectify people and to personify objects).
Each painting becomes a record of a specific time and place. This record includes not only the world immediately around me, but also recent experiences, influential authors and artists, and historic painting.
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