The current exhibit showcases a series of landscape paintings that explore the beauty and mystery of nature. The series of works examine nature from two points of view: afternoon light and twilight. It is inspired by the movement of water, the power of storm clouds, and what master painters define as the “envelope of light” that surrounds us. The works capture the transition from day to night, giving each piece a feeling of hidden forces, of something just out of reach. Light and shadow are mingled, letting us feel that each piece may reveal a dark and beautiful truth. The exhibit also documents the artist’s development from impressionistic techniques to abstract realism; paintings and drawings from these two major art movements will be on display.
Flynn Geissel is a Washington DC-based artist who creates award winning paintings that compel the viewer to confront nature’s alluring mystery. An artist of note, Flynn has been exhibited in two American museums – The Corcoran Gallery of Art and the San Diego Museum of the Living Artist. Studying under modern Masters of the New York Art Student’s League, Flynn paints in the style of Abstract Realism. In this approach, only essential details are executed, allowing the form to emerge fully through the viewer’s imagination. Using a reverse process, the drawing that would normally live underneath the paint is achieved on the surface of the work through strong lines and cuts in the paint. In this highly expressive approach, Flynn brings us the raw power of nature. www.flynngeissel.com