Wednesday, June 15, 2011

cool artist of the day

At first i thought it was photogrphy, but Ralph Goings is a realist painter.  This website is an overview of Goings work of the last forty years. It some of his early work from the 1960's.  As it closer to modern day  (beginning with the pickup series) he surveys the fast-food eateries, diner interiors and counter-top still life paintings of the 70's, 80's and 90's. Its cool to move through the decades!

This is about "ordinary everyday experience of American life... showing that there is beauty in the mundane".

My favorites are his earlier works, but i find them all fascinating and beautiful!

"My paintings are about light, about the way things look in their environment and especially about how things look painted. Form, color and space are at the whim of reality, their discovery and organization is the assignment of the realist painter."
---Ralph Goings -- 1978

Finding me:

asheville river arts district
95 roberts street
asheville, north carolina

phone: 828.400.2800