Failing Light by Leonard Edmondson

Failing Light by Leonard Edmondson

Failing Light

Leonard Edmondson

Title

Failing Light

 
Artist
Year
1955  
Technique
color serigraph 
Image Size
11 x 16 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
50 
Annotations
titled, lower center. 
Reference
 
Paper
cream laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
LE169 
Price
$1,250.00 
Description

Launching his distinctive style based on his personal responses to the abstract surrealism of Paul Klee and the expressionism of Hans Hofmann, Los Angeles artist Leonard Edmondson's aesthetic imagery invokes ‘almost remembered' forms, feelings and spaces in his paintings, watercolors, etchings and screenprints.

Edmondson transforms the opaque, flat surfaces that defined the serigraphs of the WPA era into a transparent composition, a microcosm of life forms that float on the surface of a hostile, apparently lifeless, environment, describing them with his own visual “vocabulary”.

Leonard Edmondson wrote: "This vocabulary manifests itself in a dynamic structure where color responds to the size and position of shapes, and reinforces the intent of the composition. Lines close to make shapes that occupy shallow space. I am equally concerned with what I want to say and the formal values I use to say it. My painting is not art of rebellion but one of discovery and sharing. I have found satisfaction in the spontaneous, often compulsive, act of drawing and painting."