The new spirit cannot hide behind
that which is characterized by the
particular, behind natural form and
color. Rather, it must be expressed in
the abstraction of form and color, in
the straight line, and in color in its
purest sense.

Piet Mondrian

Bob Gamage

Comments

"Unbounded color. Beyond that, the art that fills the new studio at Bob's [Berkeley Park Art] Gallery is symbolism-infused drama on canvas.
. . . As the saying goes, I know what I like.  After settling in at the Gamage Studio, Pure Abstract begins to speak to you. The impact of out-and-out unadulterated color informs via a language all its own.  Bob calls it 'emotional pull.'"   - Linda King, North Denver Tribune, September 15, 2005

Artist's Statement and Resume:

My art training began in 1980 with a part-time study program in Depth Psychology, the psychology of the unconscious. I took courses at the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco, and an MA Degree in Archetypal Psychology followed.

Clear linkage to archetypal images by post-impressionist painters intrigued me, particularly artists in Europe and New York in the mid-twentieth century, like Rothko, Motherwell, Newman,Stael,Nolde and German abstract expressionists. I experimented in non- objective and abstracted imagery, zeroing in on intuition and introspection, while studying with local artists and a wide range of mentors from around the country.

My process is to plaster on vibrant patches of paint in unbounded colors until it looks cohesive in spite of itself. In Denver my mentor has been the respected abstract painter, Dale Chisman (www.dalechisman.com).


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