"You will get lost in this work."
Los Angeles artist GORDY GRUNDY makes his Solo Debut with his
series, Space'd. Epic in nature, the work is vast and cinematic.
Grundy, a native of Southern California, brings us the grandiosity
of Hollywood and the soulfulness of the surf culture. Much is
reflected in his Western horizontality.
"My influences are the Venice
artists of the Sixties," answers Grundy, "Ed Ruscha,
John McCraken, Joe Goode, Ed Moses, Robert Irwin and Vija Celmens."
In his new series, Grundy's immediacy is reminiscent of the early
Abstract Expressionists. References can be made to the gestural
aggression of Jackson Pollack, the color and spirituality of Mark
Rothko, the emotionalism of Franz Kline and the reverence of Californian
The Space'd Series is minimalist at
its foundation and meditative by nature. Grundy explains, "I
started the Series at a time when there was great change in my
life. I wanted to create another world, a safer place that I could
escape to. It's important that the paintings be emotionally raw
and courageously honest." Conceptually, the work speaks more
strongly from the heart than the head.
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