Al Denyer

From amacro and micro perspective, I create visual illusions that confuse space and subject. What might first appear as a satellite view of a mountain range could also be skin viewed through a microscope or strata on a vertical rock face.  A drawn line is in fact an erased line and the positive becomes the negative. 

As the viewer steps in and out of a comfortable viewing distance, my work entices questions about what is seen.   I am committed to making aesthetically ‘beautiful’ artworks; yet they are influenced by the ‘ugly’.  The destruction of pristine landscapes, encroachment on protected lands from oil and gas exploration, the human desire to use, pollute, destroy and claim as our own are all concerns that drive me to address our negative impact on the environment. 

Linked to the current wave of anti-environmentalist sentiment, the denial of global warming and the planet’s foreboding shift to the Anthropocene, I create artworks that function beyond the surface; prompting the viewer to look closer, question, interpret and absorb.

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Artist Statement

Al Denyer

From amacro and micro perspective, I create visual illusions that confuse space and subject. What might first appear as a satellite view of a mountain range could also be skin viewed through a microscope or strata on a vertical rock face.  A drawn line is in fact an erased line and the positive becomes the negative. 

As the viewer steps in and out of a comfortable viewing distance, my work entices questions about what is seen.   I am committed to making aesthetically ‘beautiful’ artworks; yet they are influenced by the ‘ugly’.  The destruction of pristine landscapes, encroachment on protected lands from oil and gas exploration, the human desire to use, pollute, destroy and claim as our own are all concerns that drive me to address our negative impact on the environment. 

Linked to the current wave of anti-environmentalist sentiment, the denial of global warming and the planet’s foreboding shift to the Anthropocene, I create artworks that function beyond the surface; prompting the viewer to look closer, question, interpret and absorb.

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