Works by Gerrit Greve
Reception Sunday, February 9, 2014, 1-4 pm
Exhibit runs through March 1, 2014
Gerrit Greve is an internationally acclaimed fine artist living in Cardiff by the Sea, California. A third-generation Dutch colonial, Greve was born in Indonesia and spent his early childhood in the Netherlands before growing up near Chicago, Illinois. This multicultural exposure during his formative years has shaped both Greve and his art.
Greve’s Water series is his most deeply contemplative and expansive investigation of pure painting in his over 40-year career as an artist. By focusing on the play of light on water, Greve has concentrated associations of the natural world into feeling and memory and dream, evoking lush myths that are not simply reflected in the images but are steeped in the painting process itself. Bravura elements of color and stroke defer to the effect of the whole. Each painting defers to the broader scope of the series – just as the widening ripples in many of these paintings seem to emanate from an unseen disturbance beyond the boundaries of the canvas.
(Excerpt, introduction by Craig Avery to The Water Series book, available on Amazon.com.)
Visit gerritgreve.com for more information on the artist.