Friday, December 11, 2009
If by Chance, by Alex Fong
Another delightfully whimsical watercolour by BC artist Alex Fong. Alex's use of mist, and subdued colours contrast vividly with his foreground assembly of stones and rocks. This is the world that matters. This is Alex's world - not the background. The background hangs like a curtain behind the stage. And, the horizontal assembly of rocks is a barrier which blocks the flow of vision into the work. And, its here that Alex plays with his craft.
This isn't the land of tradtional landscape painting. His colourful rocks contradict what we should find in nature. But who really cares, for this is Alex' world and he invites you to come within.
Go ahead, click on the picture and it will open and becomd larger for you to view. You will see the Fongian magic at work. His champagne glass bubbles of colours and the delightful magic circle or fairy ring which surrounds the rocks and you are left witha world of magic, gaiety, and joy.
Please see this work and others on Alex's site by clicking here.
Fredericks-Artworks Blog, copying policy
The Canadian Copyright act, section 29 reports on fairdealing, that it is not an infringement to reproduce someone else's work for research, study, criticism, review or to report. Which pretty much sums up what this site is about. All content sources, be they artists, printed references, and website url's are respectfully identified on this site. http://http//www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/stat/rsc-1985-c-c-42/latest/rsc-1985-c-c-42.html
A Portrait of the Visual Arts in Canada, is intended to celebrate the richness of Canada's visual arts, and to promote the arts in Canada.
Statement of Intent
I make every effort to credit the sources of information used in this blog and to obtain the permission and cooperation of all the works presented by living artists. I try, as much as possible to use works from public sources eg. national and provincial collections, of deceased artists. If for any reason, any artist disapproves of anything written about them or their work the artist is encouraged to request withdrawal of the content.