Roy Lerner is a contemporary artist who creates abstract paintings using high tech acrylic paints and mediums. The works reveal his keen observation of nature, particularly of the rhythmic modulations occurring in everything from heartbeats to ocean waves. He combines this with an awareness of such conceptual areas as chaos theory and fractals. Add to these an art historical appreciation, formal understanding, and deep emotional connection to painters from the prehistoric artist/ shamans who created cave paintings to Michelangelo; from Old Masters to Monet, Hans Hoffman to Jackson Pollock, and on to a host of currently active practitioners of the art of painting.
Lerner believes that there is a renewed interest in abstract within the youngest generation if artists, dealers and collectors. Because they are young and have a long life ahead, the trend should exist well into the future because it hold a great potential. Lerner says, its infinite possibilities give it infinite room to grow.
Lerner’s interest with visual art began with documentary photographs like the ones he saw in LIFE magazine. He wanted to be a photo journalist. He started out photographing the Great Southwestern Landscapes and culture. He then learned to see through photography, then translated what he learned into abstract painting. Lerner enjoys drawing figurative work and landscapes in graphite on paper, especially during trips to a family cabin on a remote lake in Canada. He’ll often experiment with other mediums and styles including collages, ceramics and so on. His primary expression remains abstract painting.
Roy Lerner's work can be seens at The Museum Of New until May 13th at the exhibition of the New New Painters. Open to the public, visitors are welcome to visit every Saturday from 2-5pm until May 13th, or by appointment.