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Fred Chuang



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Los Angeles CA
United States
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2974 Waverly Drive
Los Angeles CA 90039-2041
United States
 
 
Artist's Statement
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ARTIST’S STATEMENT

At the end of the last Century, in the midst of my fourth decade, I discovered a means of accessing my “purely” creative well. Until that time, I had solely engaged my “interpretive,” design side, having had virtually no formal artistic training on my way to my MFA in Theatre Design, Scenery and Costumes.   

I discovered my painting technique in an exploration of the visual properties of art glass with the objective of engaging the flexibility and spontaneity of painting. The bonus was that my new process, working on the back side of a thin, clear panel, forced me to relinquish a generous amount of “control.” This twist allowed me to rely on my intuitive resources, injecting surprise into the process of creation.

This delight in the process, along with the continuing discovery of the possibilities of my technique, drives me down many different creative avenues. Many of these subjects and styles have been barely explored—time is limited, but I am thoroughly enjoying the exploration.


TECHNIQUE


My paintings are created using acrylic spray enamel on the obverse side of clear co-polyester panels--PETG. They are “obverse” paintings, rather than “reverse” paintings, in that they are not the product of a backward, formulaic process, but rather the result of a creative “dialogue,” action answered by a strategic, intuitive reaction, generated to be viewed through the clear surface. Working from behind is not the equivalent of working in reverse.

Using water, static, objects (found or created—to mask or print), and other masks and influences, I determine shapes and textures, building the paintings, color layer by color layer, overlaying textures and hues. I also use sgrafitto and solvents to clear and repaint areas or to manipulate the laying-on of colors in acrylic and other media, including collage.

Each painting is unique—unrepeatable, by virtue of the technique. After completion, the paintings are annealed, giving the surface a “fingerprint,” a final mark of distinction. Some paintings are coated with polyurethane to harden and protect the surface.

As with all pigmented fine art, these paintings should be sheltered from direct sunlight, impact, and excessive heat.

Commissions are welcome without obligation to purchase.

 
Tidal Dance

Fred Chuang Tidal Dance
Tidal Dance
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: see description
SIZE: 13.5
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $$1000
Description
Spray paint and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.
Atalanta's Bounty

Fred Chuang Atalanta's Bounty
Atalanta's Bounty
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: see description
SIZE: 13.5
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $$1000
Description
Spray paint and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.
Arabia

Fred Chuang Arabia
Arabia
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: see description
SIZE: 13.5
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $$1000
Description
Spray paint and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.
Arabesque 2

Fred Chuang Arabesque 2
Arabesque 2
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: see description
SIZE: 18
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $$1000
Description
Spray paint, nail polish, and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.
Arabesque 4

Fred Chuang Arabesque 4
Arabesque 4
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: see description
SIZE: 18
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $$1000
Description
Spray paint, nail polish, and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.
Arabesque 3

Fred Chuang Arabesque 3
Arabesque 3
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: See description
SIZE: 18
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $$1000
Description
Spray paint, nail polish, and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.
The Birds II

Fred Chuang The Birds II
The Birds II
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Animals
MEDIA: see description
SIZE: 9
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $$500
Description
Spray paint, nail polish, and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.
The Birds III

Fred Chuang The Birds III
The Birds III
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Animals
MEDIA: see description
SIZE: 9
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $$500
Description
Spray paint, nail polish, and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.
The Birds IV

Fred Chuang The Birds IV
The Birds IV
CLASS: None
CATEGORY: Animals
MEDIA: see description
SIZE: 9
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $$500
Description
Spray paint, nail polish, and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.
Five Fleurs

Fred Chuang Five Fleurs
Five Fleurs
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Still Life
MEDIA: see description
SIZE: 13.5
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $$1000
Description
Spray paint, nail polish, and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.
Aeolian Glyph

Fred Chuang Aeolian Glyph
Aeolian Glyph
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: see description
SIZE: 36
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $$4000
Description
Spray paint and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.
Snare

Fred Chuang Snare
Snare
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: see description
SIZE: 36
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $$4000
Description
Spray paint and metallic pigments seen through thin, clear panel--has the appearance of copper enamel with the scale and spontaneity of painting.



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