Landscapes, Human Figures, and Abstractions by Guntis Jansons
Guntis Jansons is a painter who works primarily in oil on canvas, creating works depicting landscapes, human figures, and abstractions with an eye toward colour relationships and scenes divided into shapes; flat planes of saturated colour.
I really enjoy the way Guntis’ painting style lends itself to realistic subjects like landscapes and nude figures. Using an impressionist style of visible, heavy brush marks layered over top one another allow the artist to capture the pattern of sun dappling in a forest scene, for example, while the same technique, with tightened blending and colour mixing, captures the variations in skin tone and shadow on a human figure.
Guntis’ Fireside Visions paintings capture a surreal aesthetic, blending half-present figures and abstracted landscapes in a way that lets the viewer’s mind fill in the details. These paintings appear different with each glance, and probably in the mind of each separate viewer.