Size: 30"W x 24"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2016
The current series of paintings examine reflected on water and other surfaces. The fleeting illusions, undulating constantly on a world of enchanted color, distorted by movement, creating exciting abstract images of mundane objects. Whether it is a canal boat in Venice, Italy, a pier or outboard motor at a local marina, it is always a surprise, a gift. These objects captured in moment in time are never to repeated in exactly the same way. A moment when light and water fuse to form a moment, an instant of magic reality, transitory and yet more intense, more than the real. This fusion of fractured light seems to create more intense colors, surprising contrasts, generating incredible lines, and fantastic shapes.
It is out of this abstraction, that I paint what I call "abstract reality". Using saturate colors, strong shapes and line. I explore this often over looked realm of reflected light. It is my hope, you will find it as exciting as I do!
My name is Jaren Dahlstrom. I am a Vango artist. I have exhibit extensively throughout United States, with one-person and group show shows. Including the Oakland Museum of CA, Littman Gallery - University Portland, Palos Verdes Art Center, Legacy Gallery, University of Anchorage, Villa Montalvo and Berkeley Art Center to name a few. His work is included in collections in US and Europe, including that of the late writer Anais Nin. I taught for 28 years at both University California, Extension and Contra Costa College (design and print production). I have been featured in several international design publications and received nearly 100 awards for design excellence. I founded and operated a successful design firm in San Francisco, CA for 33 years. I currently live and create paintings, prints and sculpture in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can visit my website at: Thank you for visiting my work.