Artist Reception to be held during First Friday Citywide Gallery Night on September 6th from 6-9pm / Free admission and family friendly

Artist Reception to be held during First Friday Citywide Gallery Night on September 6th from 6-9pm / Free admission and family friendly


Aspect Ratio: The continued series of abstracted portrait and figurative paintings

A Solo Exhibition by AJ DUNGAn


AJ DUNGAN – ARTIST STATEMENT | 2019

My painting style is singular.  My work is distinctive.

I naturally find the figure fascinating and abstract portraiture more so. 

Drawing on my classic academic training and my love for Color Field painting and Abstract Impressionism, my paintings share a unique quality of contemporary graphic design and traditional art.

Using a geometric masking process with an organic pouring method and conventional brushwork, I merge the figure into abstraction.  I use the canvas as a sketchbook. I layer and over paint the image until the composition emerges, defining itself and the raw and often unexpected energy it emanates.    

Simply put, my art is

The balance between painting and design

The language and overlap between neutral and color

The love and reality of the human figure and abstraction

The creation of something new with no discernible ability to see how it was created

The love of spontaneity and freedom

The ability to add and subtract, to bring to life and edit

The fun in looking and finding something new with every viewing

The need for process that instinctively blends and harmonizes the figure with the ground

The pure joy in having others find my mind and my love for art and color

                                                                    ~ AJ Dungan   

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