Gerard Stricher’s abstract paintings are striking – he has a playful approach to art making and a wonderful sense for composition and colour. The abstract forms, textures and vibrancy of his palette give a feeling of the spiritual, of space and evoke an immediate emotional response from the viewer.
They truly are the work of a painter whose work has spanned many decades. Now in his 60s Stricher is self taught and although he managed to sell paintings in his early days as a practising artist he turned his back on an artistic life and opted for a straight job. After a successful career as a company manager he went back to painting; his life experience informing everything he has done since.
Here’s what the Renowned French art historian and art critic, Gerard Xuriguera has to say about his work:
Abstract painting offers many variations, but generally remains faithful to his rejection of appearances, by substituting the quest on inside. Stricher Gerard has no difficulty to establish his language on the scale of his intimate impulses in it has quickly integrated the spirit of its time, with overhanging assumed a penchant for prestige high pasta, intricate flows in a vibrant chromaticism. Having an early age drawing and painting, he first discovers the turbulence expressive Cobra and the excitement of taking the informal, and finally marries with nonrepresentational, without deserting him that holds his memory, a adolescence lived in the foothills of the Vosges and its changing harmonies, accompanied later by the warm glow of the South.
I’d love to hear what you think of his work.
Via Devid Sketchbook
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