RICHARD SAMUELSON Solo Exhibit - Gallery 1 Mixed Media Digital Paintings October 22 to November 28, 2011
"Looking Into The Deep" Digital Collage Print, 14" x 24"
"Three Rooms And A Window" Digital Collage Print, 12" x 19"
"Looking At The Future" Digital Collage Print, 14" x 24"
"Golden Garden" Acrylic Over Digital Collage, 12" x 24"
"Revelation" Acrylic Over Digital Collage, 13" x 24"
"Garden In The Church" Acrylic Over Digital Collage, 10" x 24"
"The Big Yellow" Acrylic Over Digital Collage, 10" x 17"
"Stars In The Garden" Acrylic Over Digital Collage, 13" x 22"
"The Source" Acrylic Over Digital Collage" 48" x 68"
"Guernica Revisited" Acrylic Over Digital Collage, 84" x 40"
"Study For Guernica Revisited" Acrylic Over Digital Collage, 39" x 22"
"Thirteen Old Masters" Collage Prints, 16" x 20" & 23" x 28"
presents his newest work, an exhibit of Digital and Mixed Media Paintings.
Samuelson's exhibit is an odd coupling of themes and subject
of references to modern masters like Picasso and Edward Hopper, and representing subjects like war, the interiors of baroque churches
and the pleasures of sculpture gardens. They are bold, vigorous and loaded with
imaginative visual inventions. The common thread to all the paintings is that to
some degree they are digitally manipulated.
Into the Deep, a Hooper reference, the image is a digital collage,Guernica Revisited, a reinterpretation
of the Picasso painting, here paint is applied over the digital image.
references Richard's elaborate sculpture garden, a project Samuelson has been
working on for the better part of a decade in the side yard of his house on the
Cape May Canal. "It is a place of continual inspiration, solace and pleasure to
me.So the notion of trying to
find some visual form to express that ongoing inspiration was entirely natural."
painter Richard has found an artist sensibility and inner consistency in using these
new techniques. "While at first I was skeptical, I found that traditional and
digital techniques can come together into what seems to me to be a deep and
true creative partnership.I'm
excited about the new possibilities it has opened up for me."
Richard Samuelson at his studio, discusses his new exhibit at SOMA Gallery. Video Interview by Tom Sims