abstract paintings by William Sayler
My major influences on this body of work are Paul Klee, Kandinsky, Mondrian and a host of moderns who were attempting to describe the ineffable through art. more about the artist
Art is the expression of all the experiences that have shaped and informed our view of the world. All the influences and information that surrounds us from birth – our family, our community, our institutions, our culture, the billions of bytes of data that bombard us everyday are expressing themselves through the artist. We absorbed all this programing and when we discover that we have been programmed we also can discover our search for ourselves.
After decades of image making art, the uniting of opposites as a simultaneous experience inspires Bill. His process begins with creating drawings that he then scans into his computer. He works in Photoshop, developing a color image that can be used as a basis for a painting. Typically the painting process takes him in a different direction than the “computer” color sketch. The target state for all his work is a sense of the inevitable, that nothing can be changed and all must be as it is. His concentration now is on the pure experience of form and color.
Bill’s paintings, drawings, photographs and digital collages have been exhibited in solo and group exhibits through out the North East at venues including the Islip Museum, the Katonah Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the TAI gallery in New York City, Hopper House, George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University, Krannert Art Museum and Ohio State University. In addition, his work is in private, corporate and institutional collections including the United Nations.