Alan Feltus: The Elusiveness of Meaning

Alan Feltus, 2004 Summer, 2004 (© Alan Feltus courtesy of Forum Gallery, NY)
Alan Feltus, 2004 Summer, 2004 (© Alan Feltus courtesy of Forum Gallery, NY)

Painter Alan Feltus discusses the elusive nature of meaning in his painting 2004 Summer.

Feltus comments: "I tend to focus on the underlying structure, or composition, of my paintings and how I work with that intuitively, not basing the structure on any traditional systems. Composition has always been very important to me. What one can read into the image I leave to the viewer... I want paintings to reveal their meanings slowly, a little at a time, and always changing. That is what I think good paintings do. So, for me meaning should be elusive while at the same time it wants to be known."