Artists: Richard Diedrich
Title: Man on the Edge – Saragossa II
Size: 15 23/4″ x 12 3/4″
Minimum Starting Bid: $250
Medium: Poured water
Description: ARTIST STATEMENT The series, Man on the Edge, started as a literal expression and mapping of where the water meets the land. Now, the canvases are beautifully actualized by the artist’s process, in which he pours liquid acrylic and watercolor, one glaze after another, to create edges, where exquisitely intimate passages and transitions pool and recede at the edges after they unfurl, sometimes washing away and revealing themselves and the passage of time and topography in transparent veils of color sensation and gesture. In the end, this process, this exploration has led the artist to a deeper, richer sense of place, beyond the abstract quotation of landscape or the representation of a theoretical painting process, but to revealing a mystical place, personal and collective, that we may enter and join in.