Allan Gorman straddles the worlds of formal abstraction and realism through the exploration of composition, textures, colors and emotion found within the confines of industrial objects and structures. He has at once a romantic or nostalgic approach in the school of Hopper and Sheeler, with a concentrated executional technique owing something to photo realists -- though by no means strictly emulating them.
Not just interested in light and shadow; Gorman's attempt to concentrate on the subject’s physical presence as an object of beauty and its ability to evoke an emotional response. “I want to create a visual and familiar dialogue that will help the viewer escape to another place and time,” says the artist. “I’m a communicator at heart, and my purpose is to share the beauty found in things most people take for granted.”