The architecture of man, the architecture of nature, closely observed. This is the focus of Scottsdale/NY based artist Chris Wiseman. An award-winning architect for over 36 years, Wiseman has turned his elegant sense of structure to unique and powerful statements. These large-scale canvasses are characterized by dynamic Pirinesian perspectives, complex intersecting planes and the abstract patterns created by natural and artificial illumination. The massive girders of Manhattan bridges and atmospheric urban vistas are a dominant theme for Wiseman--inspired by the 1920's architectural photography of Bourke-White, Steichen and Bernice Abbott, as well as his studio's proximity to the 59th Street Bridge. His ability to stop the eye and force it to recognize the extraordinary beauty in ordinary forms is undeniable and makes his work as compelling in a private residence as it is in the lobby of a corporate headquarters. Summering in the Berkshires (Mass.), Wiseman has also become facinated with the intrinsic charm and character of an architecture of the bygone past. The work that results from this appreciation uses a historic preservation standpoint that lets people recognize that in many instances it is far better to preserve these buildings rather than tear them down. The artist suggests that maybe each of our own lives and attitudes would change and maybe improve if we looked with new eyes at the generally familiar.

 
Read about Chris Wiseman in Art Business News.
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