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Compəsition


Construction & Compositions

 

"Like an extension of my hand, my choice of unique tools and material helps me create the unknown mysteries in my work."

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Compəsition


Construction & Compositions

 

"Like an extension of my hand, my choice of unique tools and material helps me create the unknown mysteries in my work."

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Objəkts


Objəkts

A found object series. Simply about material relationships and balance.

Objəkts


Objəkts

A found object series. Simply about material relationships and balance.


Objəkts Exhibited at ArtHaus Gallery

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Collaboration


 

HARMONIOUS AMALGAMATIONS

 

amalgam |əˈmalɡəm| [noun] 

a mixture or blend: a curious amalgam of the traditional and the modern. the process of combining or uniting multiple entities into one form.

Collaboration


 

HARMONIOUS AMALGAMATIONS

 

amalgam |əˈmalɡəm| [noun] 

a mixture or blend: a curious amalgam of the traditional and the modern. the process of combining or uniting multiple entities into one form.

COLLABORĀTION


In this series Gadlin collaborates with contemporary figurative master Ron Hicks in a new series which challenges the choice of materials they used to identify the most interesting relationships in their work. Both artist blend their styles into one completely reimagined vision working together enticing the viewer to look closer at the unlikely relationships that seem to defy explanation by the culmination of shape, texture, line, and a subdued palette choice. They call their abstract-classical-figurative-assemblage "Harmonious Amalgamations". It seems to be the right time to pursue such an unlikely pair, creating what is undoubtedly the kind of art that will challenge all perspectives in a sophisticated, elegant and refined way.
 

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Raw Marks gallery


"My approach breaks down to communicating a formalistic mastery alongside the expressiveness of emotions. Simple."

Raw Marks gallery


"My approach breaks down to communicating a formalistic mastery alongside the expressiveness of emotions. Simple."

Raw Marks

Executed series 2012 -2013

Raw Marks is an ongoing series of work that takes on a primitive and evocative fusion of expressive marks and subtle tonal shifts. Through an evolving vision of self expression that is central to this body of work, conveys an energy of poetic contradictions. Combined with painting and drawing elements, disassembled, reassembled and thus, re-imagined, the interplay of raw elements act as a deep vista of an imaginary landscape. Setting the tone for multiple levels of expression. "The exploration of this series has taken me back to my curious drawing and mark-making roots. Raw Marks, for me, is an ardent and exuberant meeting of deconstruction and reconstruction, past and present."


"To escape criticism: do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."

- Aristotle


 
The Divergence exhibit @ReublicPlaza.

The Divergence exhibit @ReublicPlaza.

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Improvisations gallery


"I look for the variables. What are the relationships in the work that have meaning?... Keep that."

Improvisations gallery


"I look for the variables. What are the relationships in the work that have meaning?... Keep that."

 

Improvisations

Executed 2013

In art historyformalism is the study of art by analyzing and comparing form and style—the way objects are made through their purely visual aspects. In painting, formalism emphasizes compositional elements such as color, line, shape and texture rather than iconography or the historical and social context. Yet in my work I push those two contradictions together to form a single aesthetic. By aggressively attacking ideas that reflect social assumptions, that to accept art created by an artist of color, it must hold a specific condition. Rather than just being really good fundamental art. Without necessarily having an avant-garde or afrocentric nature to be acceptable to the art elite. At its extreme, formalism in art history posits that everything necessary to comprehending a work of art is contained within the work of art. My work is simply a reflection of what I do not understand.


 

Raw Marks  figurative series

 

Line • Shape • Color • Composition

 
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Mélange


"Melange simply means a mixture. I am inspired by overlooked contradictions. I find those relationships beautiful."

Mélange


"Melange simply means a mixture. I am inspired by overlooked contradictions. I find those relationships beautiful."

Mélange and Perfervid Lines

Executed, 2011-2012

Perfervid Lines is a series of work that takes on a primitive and evocative fusion of expressive marks and subtle tonal shifts. Through an evolving vision of self expression that is central to this body of work, conveys an energy of poetic contradictions. Combined with painting and drawing elements, disassembled, reassembled and thus, re-imagined, the interplay of raw elements act as a deep vista of an imaginary landscape. Setting the tone for multiple levels of expression. "The exploration of this series has taken me back to my curious drawing and mark-making roots. The Perfervid Lines series, for me, is an ardent and exuberant meeting of deconstruction and reconstruction, past and present."


 

In a very abstracted approach, I'm interested in pushing some sort of iconography into historical and social context. 

 Challenging contradictions between fundamentals and expression, by aggressively attacking ideas and assumptions reflected in the vast social arenas. Challenging all assumptions and stereotypes and producing just really good art. Without necessarily having an avant-garde or afrocentric nature to be acceptable to the art-world stereotype. 

This is, in itself, a condition within the my work which is simply a reflection of my experiences and feelings about what I understand.


2012 exhibit, Perfervid Lines @ Ice Cube Gallery


 
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Visage gallery


"It's the fine line between chaos and order that makes the work. Without tension there's no beauty."

Visage gallery


"It's the fine line between chaos and order that makes the work. Without tension there's no beauty."

Visage series

By using a various arrangement of collage material for this series, the approach I wanted to accomplish was a "painterly" aesthetic within the forms created. Achieving this by simulating brushstrokes. The position of each pieces of collage was deliberately places for a visual effect that reflects the evolution of figurativism in classical art. Freely and expressively indicating movement of the form into the background which becomes one instead of two distinct parts. This idea was to accomplish the union of positive and negative space, so as to make the line of chaos and order blur. This gave the work an honest feel to become about surface texture, rhythms and patterns. The collage materials and recycled consumer products I used gives the work a social commentary. A statement within this process gives the subjects a real personality and not just an illustration of a face. instead it's about emotions and the struggle of the material considered for a very unusual visual interpretation. This struggle [or contradiction] keeps the intention of the forms very loose and honest to the medium used.