I nudge line, color and shape... reacting to the image as it evolves, like following a melody.
The breadth of Dennis’ works is striking. A recent show referenced, but never imitated, numerous notable artists, from early Russian deconstructionists to modern minimalists the world over. His latest series (Coalesce) propels the work to its next step, a fully unstructured (shapeless) swirling mass of colors without boundaries. One cannot tell where the tonal shifts occur (nor where the image begins or ends)… as though they and your gaze were locked in a tango. This is beyond gradients and transparencies. Inventive, inspired, and intoxicating.
This is new. Bravo.
I am immediately drawn to Dennis’s work because of the geometric shapes I see in it, what keeps me looking at it for a long time are the subtle nuances of color and form. What appears to be so simple is a skilled effort on his part, using design and color theory to draw you in and invite you to enjoy his luminous creations. I had the pleasure of selling Dennis’ work when I was a gallery owner and still enjoy it as we cross paths sharing neighboring artist studios.