Portraiture’s usual objective for any artist is to consider the pursuit of external likeness within formal or conceptual explorations or reject it altogether. The traditional definition of portraiture is: “…a painting, sculpture, or other artistic representation, in which the face and its expression is predominant with the intent to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” The works included in this exhibit show a diverse and somewhat unconventional way of representing an individual while still falling into the general definition of portraiture.
The more than nine painters who have called ArtSpace their weekly studio home for several years, come from a variety of painting traditions in both abstract and representational art.
The artists in this group have resolved to have a common theme to tie their work together and have decided to focus on color as inspired by Color Field Theory. The color blue is of special significance to landscape painters, representing both sky and water and many aspects of nature as seen in the work of impressionists.