Tom French & Hellbent
August 31 through September 23, 2013
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
French focuses on the reflection of the conscious and subconscious mind. His oil paintings are a skillful combination of academic realism and surrealism, enveloped in carefree, loose and ostensibly unfinished abstract forms.
Hellbent departs from his typical subject matter and reinterprets his work by juxtaposing patterns and colors in such a way that creates an eye catching effect that plays with one’s perception. The artist has incorporated shadows to accentuate depth, and also begins to use white in the color field to “ground” to these paintings.