NEW ABSTRACT PAINTING by Alejandro Goya at Paia Contemporary Gallery



Mana Aina #4 – by Alejandro Goya – mixed media on panel – 40 x 30 x 2 inches – year 2014 – at Paia Contemporary Gallery

NEW ABSTRACT PAINTING by Alejandro Goya at Paia Contemporary Gallery

This is the latest abstract painting from my “Mana Aina” series. Because I don’t settle for a specific technique or media, an unexpected abstract painting is what I usually get. In other words, this piece is the accumulation of spontaneous trial & error moments that built up over a period of 4 months while working on several pieces at once. I never know which of the panels that I’m working on will be the first one to tell me “I’m here, back off.” I have to say I was not mentally prepared to accept this image right away, but it was mainly an emotional reaction or visual pleasure that made me realize this abstract painting wanted to be left alone.

About The Artist
Abstract artist Alejandro Goya is the owner and visionary behind Paia Contemporary Gallery. Since 1998, Alejandro Goya’s abstract art has appeared in several group and solo exhibitions in the USA. Recent events include repeat Artist in Residence at the Four Season’s Resort at Wailea, multiple Jury Exhibitions at the Schaefer International Gallery, HiArt Gallery (New York), a number of exhibitions at Paia Contemporary Gallery and other Hawaii Galleries.

Artist Statement
Living and painting by the ocean is a constant reminder of how people and nature have unintentionally partnered to create art.  Rusting metal, pealing paint, colors on random surfaces are faded and transformed by the weather, while the changing sun light marks its permanent glaze upon them all.
I am intrigued by color interaction theories, and equally as relevant in my work, is the blend of left and right brain regarding composition, medium and color. Knowledge and experience, and their pivotal balance is key throughout the construction stages.
Though color is the highlight of my abstract paintings, other elements are in close watch. My minimalist paintings are free of texture and lines straight without variation, while the more spontaneous and freehand pieces favors thick and textured mixed media.
Overall, experimentation is the most rewarding facet. Walking through trial and error fields surprises me with the unexpected. Rules are broken for the sake of encouraging the new, and a more personal stream guides my work.



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