Nathan Smallwood

My work as a painter is strongly influenced by my background in music, which I see as a kind of abstract art form itself. I approach painting in much the same spirit as a composer, arranging forms and rhythms held in balance through a sense of internal resonance. To translate my creative process into a visual mode, I create abstract compositions centered around harmony and repetition. For inspiration, I draw from themes found in sacred art from around the world which evoke a sense of something transcendent. I also look to the forms and colors of nature, which is my own personal connection to the sublime.

Enantiodromia (oil on canvas)

 

Life is What You Wanted (oil on canvas)

Takt Berlin/ Leipzig