Monday, September 16, 2013

Art Walk, Jeffrey Werve, Los Angeles Sept. 12, 2013

Untitled #6

Upon first glance and then closer examination, Untitled #6 drew me in as an exciting and very enticing abstract painting. With its blue and neutral pallet and ensuing red splash overlay, the "painting" was fresh and appealing in a world full of abstract art. It had a signature which made it its own. The artist, professional photographer Jeffrey Werve explained to me that the three large framed "paintings" were actually photographs of random paint spills, splashes and found objects, randomly  composed. The result is colorful, beautiful and compelling. The camera lens frames the composition to make the final piece. Jeffrey is clearly a professional photographer with an eye that transforms randomness into art.