Movement, Texture, and Life: The Art of Guy Grogan
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.