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Intuitive Technique: Art by Ron Crowcroft


An abstract drawing with bright orange and red huesDust Jacket Drawing 323, And The Good News Is...

Ron Crowcroft is based in Woodbury, Connecticut, where he uses an improvisational, intuitive technique to create his works in a range of media. Ron’s works are almost always wildly colorful, drawing inspiration from abstract movements such as Dada and Fluxus.

 

An abstract drawing with neon colors and dark black spacesF17/2 Revised

 

In Ron’s gallery of new works from 2017, abstraction and intense colors abound. Stylistically, the works are reminiscent of those by Franck de las Mercedes or Addison Paige. Many of the Ron’s 2017 works have the look of stained glass – so it’s no surprise that Ron has also created works on glass, painting similarly frenetic and tightly packed abstractions onto the surface, making slightly translucent patterns of complex color and line.

 

A screen capture of Ron Crowcroft's online glass painting portfolioRon's glass painting gallery on his website

 

I also really enjoy Ron’s hot glue constructions – they do a great job of mixing his intensely patterned style into three dimensions. The artist coats every surface of an object in colored, snaking jumbles of raised glue. The resulting objects are extremely tactile and inviting.

 

A photograph of a sculpture made by applying hot glue to found woodUntitled


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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