As I matured I hoped my life contributed to others somehow. So specifically, my aim is to create compelling work that brings joy, optimism and mystery to other people’s lives: Art that expresses my lust for life and the simple exuberance of being.
This looks like explosions, color gradients, unfilled line drawings and a rich chaos coming together as a recognizable creature. It also looks like my Wife’s quilting, or my childhood Catholic experience of stained glass as I drew my toys. I paint the plants and photographs around me and am inspired by the aesthetic of Microsoft Windows, Illuminated manuscript, how camouflage works, Saints by Fra Angelico, video games, and the way paragraphs are organized on a page.
To express the fullness and my experience of life I try work in paradoxes like straight lines vs. curved lines, for example the difference between architecture and plants. Even more interesting to me is how curves and lines commingle, like in the aesthetic of shoes or cars. I try to show the spectrum of difference between abstraction and naturalistic form to illustrate how layered reality is and to flesh out a more inclusive picture of what “real” feels like. An overarching theme for my work is how complex creatures are and how every living thing is a little package of total mystery. This thought puts a magic in my head.
Travis’s art including his “Chirp” series is available in originals and prints. Contact us by email or call for pricing.
Explore Travis: info@brightraingallery
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