Artist Statement

Ever since I was a teenager and discovered the Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, and the American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, I’ve been fascinated by lines and angles, and how they define form and space.  I also recognize form and space as made up of many separate colors. Sky, as a space, is not just blue; it’s many shades of blue and other colors as well.

Recently, I became aware of the early 20th Century American art movement sometimes referred to as "Precisionism", evidenced by the works of Charles Demuth (1883-1935) and Charles Sheeler (aka: Charles Schiller, 1893-1965).  Their artwork often featured the interplay of geometric shapes of color.

Today, my focus is to divide larger areas of form and space into smaller component geometric planes, both angular and curvilinear, and make all the colored planes "fit” together like a completed jigsaw puzzle.   I’ve always found jigsaw puzzles intriguing and challenging.

I currently live in Soquel with my wife, Sally, and enjoy every day viewing the beautiful Monterey Bay

Location

3460 Crestline Way, Soquel, CA 95073, USA

Phone
831-234-1183
Email
altbiz80@gmail.com
Website
http://www.leebookmanart.com
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