Express Happiness by Simon Kangiser
12″ x 8″ Resin, Plastic, Wood, Metal
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Mini Tale from November 19th to December 8th, 2016
Previous Exhibitions at Flower Pepper Gallery:
- Foliage from September 5th to October 6th, 2015
- 3rd Year Anniversary Show from December 6th, 2014 to January 6th, 2015
- Flower Pepper Gallery Booth at Designer Con, 2014
- Minuscule from May 3rd to June 6th, 2014
- Of History And Hope from April 5th to May 2nd, 2014
My images come to me from closing my eyes and waiting. They pop into my head fully rendered and articulated in color with a fully expressed feeling and meaning to accompany them, but it takes time for me to parse these images into pliable elements for myself. If I can see the whole image in my mind’s eye at once, I sketch it as quickly as possible. At times, I know the whole image is there, but can only see parts of it, so I have to wait and ask to see more of it and try to slowly look around the pieces I do have to tease out the connected objects. I render it as true to the vision of the image as I can. The panels themselves are vibrant and have a range of colors to suit the concept. Occasionally, I will deviate from original vision of the image, but that is only in the case that things are lost in the translation. Titles for the images come as I am painting the canvas.
I push to make the pieces accessible to many people in a visual language that is easily digestible. The dark spots and lighting serve to create drama and mystery. Much of the work has a narrative quality, a viewer’s perspective on a moment in time, and the images often deal with adult themes from a child’s perspective.
The work is for enjoyment and happy times. If the work doesn’t delight me, I don’t care to make it, regardless of how strong the vision is.
Artist Website: http://simonkangiser.com/