Dennis Kleidon paints robust abstractions exploring the possibilities of paint in action, reveling in color in ways that appear at first to be intuitive, but soon reveals a sure sense of gesture - at once invigorating and calming. His work has been recognized by the "world renowned" art critic, Edward Lucie-Smith, as "deeply personal" and "bursting with life." Lucie- Smith says "Kleidon's paintings have...powerful symbolic messages."
Like many abstract expressionists, Kleidon balances the orderly backgrounds of his paintings with an aggressive attack on the canvas. A student of art, architecture and design, and a classical trained pianist, Kleidon integrates a multitude of influences into his compositions. Kleidon has been dedicated to the advancement of excellence in design and art throughout his professional life.
Problem-solving and improving the visual environment have been significant parts of his activities as a professor of art, graphic designer, writer, and marketing communications executive. As a fine artist, he has been influenced by mid-century abstract expressionists.
Kleidon says, "We have been given wonderful gifts, our life, our body and our mind, and we need to use these gifts and talents to make important contributions to our society and our world." One of his new series of paintings, "Transformation" symbolizes the transition that takes place as one transforms their life from their current reality to a new and exciting future vision. His love for musicial theater is seen in his most recent paintings, "Round Midnight" and "Sun Dancers."
Influenced by jazz piano, choreography, and dance, he expresses in his paintings the complexity of musical scores as well as the beauty and flow of dance movements.
Kleidon's new book, Unleash Your and Imagination is available wherever books are sold.
For more information about Kleidon, visit www.denniskleidon.com
All Paintings are acrylic on canvas and framed in black wood frame.
The depth of the frames is 2.5".
Transformation #9 - 41.5" x 31.5"