Portland Artist John Sinclair is showing works at the Burien Community Center lobby.
The beautifully crafted pencil drawings will be on display until Sept. 28th.
Here’s the Artist’s Statement:
Combining photographic reference, memory, imagination, and a rigorous use of rendering, my drawings and paintings present a fascination with the formal concerns of two dimensional art which has preoccupied figurative artists for centuries–conjuring from a flat surface illusions of three dimensional life, of light, shade, space, form, emotion and perhaps even a narrative. Thematically, my work reflects a lifelong passion for Asian culture and cuisine–a sort of whimsical armature on which everything else is layered.
While these concerns are front and center in my work, there always lurks an ironic twist, something comic or a little off kilter, overturning the viewers’ expectations. My artistic heroes are as diverse as Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Eakins, Hammershoi, Dali, Close, Wyeth and Desiderio, all of whom are linked by a preoccupation with the illusion of light and form, yet never neglecting the imagination and the fluid subtext of the subconscious.
If you are interested in more, or purchasing any of these works, please visit my blog: http://johnsinclairsart.blogspot.com
Here’s some more of his work:
Hours are Monday – Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The community center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW.