Gary Armstrong

Gary Armstrong





Artist Bio

Originality, fueled by imagination is an essential aspect of my creative work. I feel that art must speak of its age and time. My art does this through the repetition of layered forms, formative color interaction, circular shapes, technical accuracy, and the illusion of synthetic structures. Form, space and color regularly occupy my thought. My process is fabrication, where I economically build closed and open high and low relief forms. The material I work with is wood, acrylic or acrylic latex paint and a sundry of other materials like handmade paper, metal, catkins and other accessible found materials . My work is Intuitive, introspective and to the best of my ability deliberate.

Artist Statement

Investigating the visual differences and similarities between the microcosmic and macrocosmic worlds through painting and drawing is a major interest of mine. My recent work continues to explore themes of perception and illusion, this time through color, lines, and circular shapes on wooden discs. I refer to this development in my work as “Stylism”, which intrigues and engages the observer in curiosity and wonder. In viewing my work, one can see the similarities between the world within, discovered through meditation, and the world without, for example, as captured by the Hubble spacecraft.

I am a classically trained artist with a breadth of understanding of the history and aesthetics of art. I hold a painting certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.  

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