EXPLORATIONS: Color and Texture
Ed Bock has been making images for over 35 years. While earning a living as a successful commercial photographer he also explored personal artistic expression. This has included painting, printmaking, digital imaging, and sculpting. “My art is a response to textures, iconic shapes, colors, and ideas from the world around me, as well as my inner world.” Ed’s work makes a strong visual impact and has a tactile appeal.
Ed varies his approach to creating art using diverse materials: rust on metal, acrylic on sculpted forms, acrylic paint, charcoal, watercolor crayons, and even dried plant material on canvas. All have exploration of color and texture in common. Besides a paintbrush, his tools include old credit cards, spray bottles, cardboard scrapers, chopsticks, and his favorite, the Dremel Tool.
In EXPLORATIONS: Color and Texture the three paintings were made by scraping and pushing layers of paint and pumice and responding to the shapes that emerged. In Circus and Trellis he used the Dremel Tool to excavate through paint layers bringing forth a color or shape.
“Standing at a blank canvas is like stepping into a mysterious forest all alone: it’s exciting, challenging and fun. Making or finding a path and seeing where it leads is extremely satisfying.”
Ed Bock’s art can be found in both corporate and private collections.
For more information contact the Jimmy Wilson Gallery
4304 Upton Ave. So. Minneapolis 55410