Some Recent Work......
After 30 years working from the landscape, I felt the need to liberate my artistic “voice” from the constraints of representational painting. Over the past 15 years I have gradually transitioned, almost exclusively, to abstract painting.
My current work is realized through the application of multiple layers of transparency, in a sequence of spontaneous events, by which I allow an image “idea” to suggest itself, and the process of the painting to suggest its ultimate conclusion.
By surrendering to instinct, and avoiding an over-reliance upon “technique” I have come to embrace a certain spontaneity of handling that allows me to render a more “immediate” experience.
Color is a potent indicator of emotive content, and It has become my lifetime practice to prefer a certain spectral and saturated range.
Contrasts and progressions of color temperature, and their equivalents in sensuous form, serve to facilitate the progression to an inner space where, at each moment in time, we will experience an unique state of mind, subject to the push and pull of overlapping, and nuanced, emotions and provocations. - David Pontbriand
David Pontbriand Paintings