Rolley Bateman III
My SURREAL SCULPTURED PAINTINGS are lush landscapes featuring a road or path theme exploring the majesty of trees and the bold, intense color found in Nature along with Spirituality of life away from the chaos and hardships. My pieces have a tremendous amount of texture and depth, literally jumping off the canvas. This unique style leaves the viewer to contemplate the correlation between nature and the surreal.
I combine both paintbrush and pallet knife along with various other useful objects and applications to achieve various preliminary thicknesses of paint and texture. I then use sculpture and carving to enhance and create the richly textured paint on the canvas.
The brilliant layers of colors and vibrant contrast create a calm, serene, peaceful effect which helps the mind connect to the universe thru my contemporary approach to landscapes.
My paintings invite you to be inspired by the metaphor of the mystery and the journey of life along with a spiritual retreat to the viewer as I believe
3-dimensional texture not only enhances the boldness of the paint and the depth of the image; but also allows the external light to impact upon the painting creating a constant change of what the viewer observes.
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music.
Paths have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm.
"TREES SHELTER US FROM THE STORMS,
THEY TEACH US BEAUTY GROWS WITH AGE,
THEY GIVE US THE AIR WE BREATHE,
THEY EXPLODE IN COLORS WE NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE.
THE NATURE OF TREES REMINDS US THAT THERE ARE BIGGER THINGS IN LIFE THEN US".
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