Abstract Sensibilities: The Art Portfolio of Alan Disparte
Alan Disparte combines abstract sensibilities in his artwork, merging flowing, dynamic paint splashes with calculated geometric forms. The resulting paintings are enticingly dynamic, imbued with a sense of life and movement.
I’m really drawn to the works in Alan’s Nature Culture series – we looked at some of these paintings in our previous feature of Alan’s work with media and memory. Here the artist plays with the natural properties of different media, using paint, for example, to render bright, smooth geometric planes, then adding frenetic, charged lines of charcoal or graphite to provide textural contrast.
This sense of varied texture and colour within a composition is consistent throughout most of the work in Alan’s art portfolio. It seems that the artist has a knack for packing as much detail and form into each work as possible, while stopping just short of overwhelming the viewer.