June 2024: Dennis Anderson - Oil on Panel

The subject matter of Dennis Anderson paintings is Urban Street Scenes”. Dennis finds significance in the banality,—to focus the viewers attention on the commonplace and to elevate that kind of experience we find in our daily activities. He consider his paintings more as “interpretive naturalism”—where any representational aspects become a shared remembrance of that impression. Dennis offers different formats than the obvious square or rectangle—thinking the change of shape would attract ones eye and create general interest in the presentation. “The challenge was and is in the scale change between the two panels. The method is random, that of one larger to one smaller, in the arrangement of the panels. This provides variable possibilities to assist in the visual narrative . “I like to think, that the spirit of my paintings is in the sense of place, a moment, where the sunlight has created interesting shadows and helped in defining the visual forms.”