In the past decade Gordon Huether has been exploring different media and a more challenging direction in his smaller-scale, fine art work. The artist has been successfully creating large-scale site-specific artwork, as well as private commissioned work, for almost 30 years. Huether found himself restless between the developments of each large-scale project concept, eager to follow the continuous currents of his creative impulses.
Huether's fine art displays seductive properties of richly saturated color, a wide array of natural and artificial light sources, luscious and diverse texture, found materials and quirky imagery. His hope is to not only create objects of beauty, but also to offer viewers a complex intellectual experience.
Similar to his large-scale work, Huether's fine art pieces tell a very specific story. Unlike telling the story of a space or a community, a fragment of the artist's self becomes the central subject matter of each new series or individual art piece. Often the creative process begins with an inspirational encounter, an arbitrary finding of an unusual object and then continues with an in-depth exploration of elements of culture, history, sociology, or psychology. The choice of colors, textures, sizes and materials emerges simultaneously to that exploration, resulting in uniquely vibrant, enthralling and sometimes edgy compositions.
Much of his work is inspired by the effects nature has on man-made materials, such as the rusty patterns present in deteriorating metal. These materials, translated into works of art, serve as reminders of the temporal character of man's achievements and the awe-inspiring forces of nature.
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