12.00"W x 12.00"H x 1.5"D

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Preview 2014 09 01 15.26.02

Alan Rich


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: provoking, thought, contemporary, abstract, abstract, happiness, colorful, fluid

Media: acrylic, canvas, fluid, pigment, medium, gel, granular, dispersion

Size: 12"W x 12"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2018

Ready to Hang

The reason I chose the title #64 for this piece is that I want to leave it to the viewers imagination to see imagery, to come up with their own title, and to provoke thought and happiness.

I created this piece early on in my process. As a commercial printer, I incorporate pigment dispersion into a fluid medium. As a result, the colors blend and keep separate and the medium dries to a high gloss finish.

My inspiration for this piece was to limit the palette and create sort of a firey look surrounded with purple and white tone. Most of what happens when the colors move is by chance and rarely controlled.

As a printer for the past 30 years, ink and color is an all day, everyday thing. My inspiration comes from simple forms and bright colors. I chose acrylic medium for its quick drying properties and wide array of gels and mediums for creating different and interesting textures and movements. My unique technique called “Fluid Acrylic Happiness” is taking pigments from water based flexo ink, mixing it to a fluid medium, and create flows of color on all kinds of supports that cure to a high gloss finish. The process is controlling a pour from a cup or squeeze bottle and allowing it to slowly move and self level on it’s own or by means of manipulating it with various tools or tilting the support to get a more aggressive movement of color. The colorful and organic paintings evokes thought and lets your mind wander, seeing imagery within the flow of colors that bring happiness to your mind and soul. No matter how the painting is viewed, there will always be something different to see.

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