RUTH SHARTON

Artist's Statement - The 'Deeper' Series, 2017-2018

The 'Deeper' paintings are meditations on consciousness, and contemplate the intrinsic spiritual and energetic connection between the physical matter of our visible world, and the non-visible realm of the metaphysical.

The images also reference duality and paradox, and the revelation of beauty and harmony inherent in opposing and seemingly contradictory forces.

The medium is acrylic on canvas, board, and paper.  My painting technique, rooted in abstraction, is intuitive with spontaneity of gesture; and may also be combined with principles of classical representation and painterly brushwork.  Paint is poured, dripped, splattered and brushed onto the painting surface.  Alternating between transparent washes of color in some areas, and a heavily textured buildup of paint in others, along with an above/below dichotomy and contrasting allusions to earth, water, sky and cosmos, my intent is to envelop the viewer in a palpable, unifying energy conducive to contemplation.

I am continuing to explore the expressive potential of this current series.

 

Deeper
Deeper #32
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
48" x 48"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #34
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 48"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #18
Acrylic on Canvas
40" x 40"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #24
Acrylic on Canvas
40" x 40"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #20
Acrylic on Canvas
40" x 40"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #28
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 36"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #12
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 36"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #30
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 36"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #11
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 36"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #33
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 36"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #26
Acrylic on Canvas
40" x 40"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #16
Acrylic on Canvas
40" x 40
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #22
Acrylic on Canvas
40" x 40"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #23
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #14
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 36"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #35
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 36"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Board
Deeper #10
Acrylic on Board
24" x 18"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #19
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper # 25
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #6
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #21
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Board
Deeper #3
Acrylic on Board
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Board
Deeper #2
Acrylic on Board
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #5
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Board
Deeper #1
Acrylic on Board
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Canvas
Deeper #15
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 24"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Board
Deeper #7
Acrylic on Board
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Deeper Acrylic on Board
Deeper #8
Acrylic on Board
6" x 6"