April 2024 - Philip Stork, Pastel

“Over the past three years, my art has emphasized abstract landscapes and color fields, captured in pastel, combined with colored pencil and ink. Pastels afford me the ability to create subtle color fields without the constraints of rendering identifiable figures and shapes. The addition of linear elements to the image provides a scaffold and a counterpoint for these elements. My need to continuously challenge myself as an artist. In this show I want to emphasize how colors define space. Using  abstract landscapes as a theme, I am interested in the interplay between the colors and the lines, often letting the colors interact to create new colors and ultimately chords of color that work to create a new expression of space.”