Robert Livsey Wells


Oil on Linen
SKU RLW-03-12

1 in stock


My non-objective abstract work depicts the colors, textures and motion that occur in the natural world. Surface and textural variations, spherical and organic forms represent my interest in the universal paradox: change over time, and seemingly simultaneous permanence. Light seems to pass through structures, planes intersect and shift creating kinetic effects. Dramatic contrast is an important component in all my work. Light spaces invite the viewer to pass into the painting, to ‘see’ new forms and shapes in an attempt to discard habitual or conditioned ways of seeing the world. I listen to varied classical musical scores while I paint, visually painting the emotions I am experiencing. My “Planes of Obscure Feelings” series, made reference to a statement by Gustav Mahler in which he alludes to the musical passages in his music that allow him to find clarity, as he passes through his own ‘obscure feelings’. I am not at any time painting or illustrating any composer’s ideas or concepts. Perceptually, for me, color and light, along with organic forms and vertical structures, embody certain moods or tonalities of music. The Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, wrote about the colors...