john hemmen art

Statement for Abstract Paintings

Comet Landing, 60 x 48, acrylic on canvas

Cross City, 36 x 24, acrylic on canvas

Grass and Shrubs,20 x 16, oil on canvas sheet

As I paint more my brush sometimes wants to go in random motions away from representational directions, so lately I have been letting it explore those directions,  This has been liberating as the whole world of abstract painting has been opening up, and with it an exploration of the unconscious, the distorted, the interplay of form and light and line, even as the representational still wants some say.  Here are my efforts at that expression.