We recently introduced 10 new images from artist Rob Delamater in our new 2017 Winter Supplement, including the intriguing abstract series ‘Sea Forms’. This suite of images was created during a painting trip the artist took to Sea Ranch, a coastal community about three hours north of San Francisco, where he resides. To create this series, he spent some time studying and photographing the forms and compositional elements he found on the coast: driftwood, shells, tides, waves, sails and stones.
Images above: Delamater's source photos.
After gathering these inspiring source materials he let his mind freely associate these forms into compositions that speak to each other and transcend anything realistic. When considering forms that are intrinsically three dimensional he usually cuts out the various shapes first (in the style of Matisse cut outs) and arranges them in a collage-like fashion before drawing and painting them. The resulting works are abstract suggestions of these elements; the artist’s translation of the natural world. See the Sea Forms Series here. View Rob’s portfolio.