Alan Feltus: Words on Art

Alan Feltus, Awakenings, 1993, oil on canvas, 31 1/2 x 39 1/4 inches
Alan Feltus, Awakenings, 1993, oil on canvas, 31 1/2 x 39 1/4 inches

Frank Hobbs blogs a selection of thoughts on painting by Alan Feltus.

On painting's function in society Feltus writes: "I think art wants to be something people can turn to for a kind of meaning in their lives, or for a calm place within the turbulance of our modern world. Art doesn't have to explain our situation within the complexity of a chaotic and unstable society. Art can become social commentary, but it can also serve a much needed purpose providing a place of refuge wherein one can find a reason, or justification, for all the battling we have to do, mentally or physically, most of every day of our lives."