Size: 40"W x 30"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Motion, emotion and vibrancy is our mantra. We paint in an abstract expressionist, street art style, using bright bold colors. Most of the time we don't know where the painting will take us beforehand. We allow the image to evolve as we layer color and texture onto the canvas. Our objective is to create a work that excites and engages the viewer to go deeper into the imagery to find their own meaning.
The title of this painting is "Tag, You're It", because if you look closely, you can see abstract images of children running, arms outstretched, in all directions, as they play a game of tag on an urban street.
We are Paul White and Mindy Rodman, a husband and wife artist team who have been collaborating for over 20 years. We started as filmmakers, working on short experimental films and videos together, while we each worked professionally within the motion picture industry. Wanting to spend more time together, and create a body of work that didn't require a darkened room, we took up woodworking, creating crazy, whimsical art furniture and furnishings. Wood segued to metal as we taught ourselves to weld and took to making abstract and abstract figurative metal sculpture. Our latest endeavor has us painting abstract expressionist acrylic paintings on canvas, some of which incorporate a steel component to add dimension and an element of the unexpected. We are totally self taught artists. We live and work in Oakland, CA.