all works are 24″ x 24” oil on canvas
The work is comprised of abstract carefully crafted paintings. These images deal with reality but at a studied distance. They are involved in formalist issues such as, balance, proportion, and scale. Color is used for it’s emotional impact. Space and spatial resolution are primary criteria. A level of spatial ambiguity is sought, serving to expand perceptual possibilities. We are creating a group of paintings that can serve to reassert the case for a non-minimal abstract art.
Although Arthur May is essentially a self-taught artist, he holds degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Pennsylvania where he studied painting with George Rickey, and Neil Welliver. He is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome where he presented a one-man show of paintings and drawings at the completion of his fellowship.