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WednesdayOct 04

Nick Blosser: Exteriors

At PDX Contemporary Art

Wed, Oct 04 to Sat, Oct 28

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Exteriors - new work by Nick Blosser

Nick Blosser’s paintings arise from deeply felt responses to the natural world. Walking through the woodlands surrounding his studio, Blosser makes quick sketches and watercolors on the spot, focusing on aspects of scenes which move him. While the beauty of the woods are inspiring to him, Blosser is not seeking to record moments of the picturesque. Rather, he pursues a combination of line and form that appeal to his own set of aesthetics and which resonate with his particular mood or emotional reaction at that moment. Blosser then selects the images he wishes to scale up into finished works, again looking for the arrangements that spark his interest.

Blosser paints with somewhat unusual materials and methods, mixing tempera and watercolors applied to wood supports. The result is a chalky surface that absorbs light. The lack of reflectivity allows Blosser’s graphic manner of rendering subject matter to be appreciated clearly. His use of flat paint also allows him to apply color without much modulation and thus distill form into straightforward shapes and planes. Blosser makes his own wood frames, customizing the color of each to enhance the image within. Indeed, every step in the creation of these paintings is deliberately thought out and controlled through a rigorous aesthetic process, as Blosser distills his insights into finished works of art.

- Essay by Jay Grimm

EventNick Blosser: Exteriors
Date
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, October 28, 2017 (All day)
LocationPDX Contemporary Art Map
Address925 NW Flanders, Portland
More Infohttp://www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/