Contrasting Styles in our artists.
Artists, even those with professional training, end up creating work in their own particular 'style'. Often this is based on the subject matter they most enjoy working with, but sometimes it has to do with color and their own personalities. Such is the case with the two above. Joedon Brave tends to use color and form to tell the stories of the Osage Tribe and works from that inspiration. Cris Sundquist is totally inspired by the colors and open spaces of the Tallgrass and it's open spaces.
Is there a 'right' or 'wrong' to this? In my opinion most likely not. Artists use color, form and technique to document moments in our history as they see them, to tell the story of a special place and or time. Realism, impressionism, abstract and 'contemporary' art all attempt to tell stories and put us in a place, time or situation.
Musings by Bruce Carter, Owner/Curator of Tallgrass Art Gallery