Stuart Paul Alter
Information Technology Executive by Day
Artist by Night
‘A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.’ - John A Shed.
Stutz - A280
I have always been amazed at the randomness and possibilities we all find ourselves in - the people, the places, the events, the timing, the juxtaposition of it all. The potential limitlessness of it is astounding and simultaneously makes us as individuals feel as small as a mere grain of sand on the beach and yet as large as one of Saturn’s rings. And it is that way with the outcome of every one of my paintings.
And so it is with color. Color that randomly and amazingly forms patterns and combinations - ephemeral and yet everlasting stories as the colors blend. I use energy, movement, form and the canvas as the platform onto which I lift color to its limitless and infinite potential. As dramatic as that sounds, for me, fuchsia, periwinkle, tangerine, aqua are gods and goddesses. Truly divine.
One of my earliest memories as a child was opening my first box of 64 Crayola crayons, and it was one of the most euphoric and transformational moments of my childhood. I experience no less a thrill now when I have my tubes of paint in front of me waiting for them to guide me into a mythological epic on the canvas.