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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