Saturday, October 15, 2011

"Spheres of Time" by Rodolfo Samonte, A Solo Art Exhibition, Sept. 19 - Nov. 7, 2003

The Arts & Books Gallery proudly presents "Spheres of Time," a solo art exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Rodolfo Samonte. The exhibition opens in conjunction with the 6th Annual Los Angeles Art Crawl scheduled for September 19 to 21, 2003 in the Silver Lake Art District of LA.

"Spheres of Time" is a series of large-scale digital paintings on canvas. As with traditional abstract expressionist painting, Samonte fills his canvasses with the pulsating energy of deliriously imploding or exploding worlds of myriad forms and shapes, in lambent colors and tonalities, all controlled and subsumed in spheres within squares, then finally resting and formalized in a structured grid.

Says Samonte who has been continually fascinated by the computer as an artmaking tool: "I have completely abandoned traditional art materials and tools. The computer is now my easel, Photoshop my paintbrush."

This is Samonte's 19th solo exhibition and his first in the Los Angeles area. Samonte has shown his paintings, serigraphs and paperwork in galleries in the Philippines, Australia, Japan, South America, Europe and the United States.