I recently visited the Addington Gallery in the city on Chicago and Wells. It’s one of a few evidently contemporary art galleries in the area and thus drew me in. There were some nice portraits and bird pieces, but what really caught my eye were the works of Robin Denevan.
Denevan produces encaustic paintings of bleak, swampy waterways. The spotty textures and vertical streaks look to me like sickly, toxic swamps. Beautiful in their decay.
Of course, that’s just my point of view. I am a fan of bleak landscapes , especially since I don’t have the patience to make them myself. I’m too fixated on creating a prominent figure in the foreground.
Check out his website!