|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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