Allan Gorman

Artist Statment

 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.”

The artist enjoyed a long and celebrated career in advertising and graphic design before committing his vision to his personal art in 2008.
 

 

oil on linen, 36" x 24", 2014
Ruby & Sapphire
oil on linen, 36" x 24", 2014
oil on linen, 30" x 30", 2014
Lexus Reflexus
oil on linen, 30" x 30", 2014
oil on linen, 40" x 40", 2013
A Nice Day For A Ride
oil on linen, 40" x 40", 2013

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