An exhibition by painter Bob Schwan has CityArts multicolored swirl of color.
Known for his subjects and vibrant textures of color said, this show offers a varied sample of his art. Aptly titled "color, texture, purpose," is a collection of 48 works spanning media and focuses on his career so far.
"From my point of view, has a very particular style," said Angela Cato, director of marketing at Wichita Art & Culture Services. "You know when you see your work. You can find Bob Schawn a wall full of work."
Schwan said he was a student of color, because he began painting in 1991. A so-called "colorist" through the years he has endeavored to create vivid images and memories of paintings of arrest. Human faces, dogs, creatures and places of worship are few subjects he tries to strengthen the artistic. Bright colors scream viewers. His palette match his personality.
"The painting is really fun for me. I like what I do every day," Schwan said. "I would like the colors around the canvas. It 'a great thrill for me to meet. I've always used bright colors. I work in saturation, I am happy. If I had to work in dark colors, I'd be frustrated with a boy.
"I want the colors that scream in the face. It's an emotional level for many. People see my work and within a nanosecond, they decide they like it or not. If you like warm, bright colors attracted me was work. If you like Picasso, like the colors, you might hesitate. "
Businessman by profession, art Schwan has become a fixture in the popular local art world. He has demonstrated for years in the city. In 1999 he moved to New Mexico with his wife and the other an artist, Nancy. His work has gained popularity. A couple returned to Wichita in 2006. Last summer, he opened his own studio in South Ellis.
This show marks his first exhibition at Art City.
"This is a great local artists to our gallery of work and people know it," said Cato. "His work will attract many eyes. The resources of colors for you, and there are lots of layers. M 'is the kind of art that is an appeal to intellectuals, but also can attract people of all ages who come to enjoy Art with a pleasant walk. "
Attractive colors to penetrate the entire root level of the gallery, and cover a wide range of topics. Collides with the geometry of holiness in the "Prayer for the structure", acrylic on canvas. Angular shapes in red, orange, yellow and purple to build a church, which stands proudly at the center of the bright blue sky. This is one of the many paintings of the centric church.
Human emotions are personified by the paint of his series "bald". The elongated and exaggerated heads, each of which is the most clean-shaven, to transmit smirk, smile, sadness, surprise, and severity. Evocation is particularly evident in the eyes and mouth of each work.
"Spartan Bald Guy" at pensive and thoughtful individual.
"Before this series bald, I did a lot of paintings of dogs. Every dog is different, but with people, the differences are not so obvious. The people of the nose, mouth, eyes and ears are all different, however , so I focused on in these pictures, "said Schwan." I could not understand how to make your hair stand on these issues and not lose it 'I did. "
His canine art is among his most popular, and several of his favorite pieces are on display for this show. “Focused Freddy” is an acrylic on canvas that features a dog with whirling, multi-colored eye layers. The optic center draws viewers into a vivid vortex. Schwan said he’s painted more than 200 dogs. “I just love dogs,” he said. “I have an affinity toward them.”
Also on display are several eye-catching and mind-bending abstracts, including a textured rainbow that violates the dark black background of “Contract #2.” Schwan said the show is a good representation for how his styles have evolved through the years. He hopes those familiar with his past works will enjoy some of the new projects he’s been focused on. Many of the works on display have not been shown previously.