Mixed media Paintings with acrylic, Gold leaf, resin on Oak wood panel
Montreal artist Daniel Stanford’s paintings explores the complementary nature, harmonious interaction & expression between spirituality and sensuousness. These seemingly dualistic paths of the soul play out in his mixed textures, media and perception and experience of light. Light takes form in the inner luminosity of the objects of meditation; Buddha and the female figure set off an evocative train of thoughts and associations that translate into a powerful evocative emotional experience.
Mirroring in metaphor the meditation and realization of the Self and the inner vision in the iconography of the Buddha, and the naked expression in the feminine form of artistic creativity, one is hypnotically drawn into the experience of the art and captivated by the stunning imagery and flow of colors in a soft and warm, yet striking and definitive palette.
Another powerful symbol in our collective, creative consciousness, the horse, is explored in Stanford’s more recent work and continues the earlier thematic imagery introduced in the exploration, expression and experience of the creative process and the state of being within.
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