Nature-to-Abstraction by Fred Gutzeit

Nature-to-Abstraction

Painting landscape is too "Green." What I see is Pattern-repetition into variation. I need a location -something like a specific object to work from (motif). I find a spot with running water, and the relations of foliage rock and flowing water in a specific location - that's my motif/object. And the "concrete" (natural forms become a vocabulary for abstraction. The "Look of the place" becomes the "Feel" of the place.

    • Ott20

    • 2006, Acrylic on Paper on Canvas
    • 72 x 72 inches
    • Otter Falls Ink No.14

    • 2004, Print and Flashe on Canvas
    • 50 x 50 inches

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018, Shenandoa Museum of Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, VA
  • 2018, Sylvia Wald Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2018, VanDerPlas Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2017, Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2013, NeXXt, Paterson, NJ

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018, Shenandoa Museum of Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, VA
  • 2018, Sylvia Wald Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2018, VanDerPlas Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2017, Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2013, NeXXt, Paterson, NJ

Other Series