Different Painting Language

“The Branch” by Daniel Klewer.

Inspired by floral and nature imagery, Daniel Klewer filters his subject matter through his unique way of interpreting composition and color, the end result, unrecognizable and familiar at the same time. Klewer has a unique process of removing the paint surface, literally stripping back the initial gestural painting and re-attaching the removed paint to the edge of the canvas. These built up layers of paint accumulated on the edge of the paintings record his unique process and have become instantly recognizable as a process and language of painting all his own. As the surface on the painting is repeatedly scraped over, the original pictorial compositions are distorted, blurred and given new life.

Klewer resides in Green Bay, and teaches art at Bay Port High School. His work has been in more than 40 exhibitions in places such as New York, Chicago, Miami and Philadelphia, and has been published in various journals and magazines, most recently Studio Visit, volume 21, and has received many awards throughout the country.

His work will be on display at The Flying Pig through the 2015 season. The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace is open 10 am to 5 pm daily and is located at N6975 State Highway 42, Algoma. For more information, call 920.487.9902 or email [email protected].