With every new group of paintings, I attempt to find and formalize a personal and socially critical point of view in abstraction. My work deals with themes that range from everyday observations of human nature to intellectual queries and issues of global and historical significance. Stripping away the inessential and showing only what is indispensable, I lay down forms and colors taken from a constantly evolving lexicon of imagery that, on many levels, owes much to influences ranging from crowd dynamics to Chinese calligraphy, from street art to Tlingit iconography.
Greg Slick lives and works in Beacon, NY. Recent shows include The Topography of Reminiscence at High Street Gallery in Beacon, NY; and The Saunders Farm Project, Collaborative Concepts, in Garrison, NY. Upcoming exhibitions include a two-person show at Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, NY. For a complete CV, please email the artist.