Figurative Expressionism: Art by Jeffrey Newman
Jeffrey Newman creates paintings based around an aesthetic of abstract and figurative expressionism, combining techniques of drip-painting, landscape painting, and text elements into works that have an aura of spirituality and introspection.
Jeffrey’s portfolio, “NuISMS” is packed with works in a warm color palette that strikes me as quite inviting. The artist imbues every one of his works with an intense sense of energy, one that’s rather infectious. Even in works where the abstraction is reigned in in favor of a figurative subject, like in Jeffrey’s landscapes, the sense of energy shines through in the occasional splash of paint or quick, gestural moment.
Speaking of landscapes, I do really enjoy this series on Jeffrey’s portfolio website. The very splashy, textural way in which the artist renders trees and skylines is somehow satisfying. In some works, the layers of small brush marks take on a pointillist aesthetic, and become reminiscent of works by Lawrie Dignan, or Douglas Moulden.