These Contemporary Abstract Paintings from our art gallery were originally inspired by Jackson Pollack who created action paintings and used non traditional methods to create huge wall canvas paintings. Because of his admiration for Pollack's work, Ken was attempting to find new and unique ways to use art materials and change the application process. While banished to the basement by his wife, he stumbled across a method that was a confluence of color, temperature, viscocity, and application. He happened to have 3D glasses and when he put them on .... ShaZAM ! a Miracle had happened
With the chroma-depth glasses the color on the flat canvas becomes holographic. Ken calls the level of color projection "a degree" . It refers to the number of different perceptible layers sinking into or floating off the surface of the canvas. We are beginning to rate our painting according to degrees so that the viewer can know that a degree of 7 is more complex with nuanced color values that say a "2".
As refinement of the 3D process -Some of these pieces are named colorscapes because they appear to be luminescent clouds or layers of overlapping holographic like shapes. Our paintings invite the viewer to imagine animals, objects, scenery in the amorphorous clouds of color. There is an inspiring interaction between the viewer and the canvas. Because the layers are perceived somewhat like a topographical map, in multidimesions or layers, there is sustained interest and the canvas is revisited time and time again. These pictures are enjoyable with or without chroma depth glasses but the "WOW" factor with the glasses is a knock your sock off experience.
New Hampshire Chronicles presents Ken Gidge , Renaissance Man link to video