Guy Grogan is an artist originally from England and now based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In his practice, Guy embraces paint, mixed media, drawing, and sculpture, all with a gestural approach that seeks to capture a sense of movement, texture, and life.
Guy’s recent works in mixed media on paper are abstract, and utilize a blend of hard geometry and looser lines and textures. The colour palette in this series is unified and not unlike the colour palette throughout the rest of Guy’s portfolio -- deep, earthy tones of orange and brown abound, often bookended with strips of teal and other cool colours, or shades of mottled grey. The works are reminiscent, colour-wise, of worn pebbles in a stream, or of layers of earth and soil.
The artist’s drawings are much more pared down and gestural, but it’s interesting to see them alongside the more polished abstract works, as a representation of the visual technique and thought process that Guy uses.