San Diego Art Guide

Anita Lewis: The Structure of Water

Anita Lewis. "Through the Blue". Oil.

Anita Lewis. “Through the Blue”. Oil.

L Street Fine Art
628 L Street
San Diego, CA 92102

Opening Reception Saturday, February 7, 2015, 6-9 pm
Closing Reception Saturday, March 21, 2015, 6-9 pm
Exhibit runs January 21 – March 26, 2015

Many things can be understood under the term “abstract art.” What is both different and mesmerizing about the art of Anita Lewis is that it explains depth and texture, offering its own unraveling story to the viewer. Yet, abstract art hardly describes the feel of her work.

Deriving suggestions from nature, Lewis adds elements of gold, silver and copper leaf to add hidden treasures to her work, setting a sort of vein buried deep beneath, suggesting depth of tangibility. Lewis’ technique is a mixture of the masters Pollock, Diebenkorn, Monet, Rothko, and Richter, all blended to become her own.

Dripping, rubbing and dragging paint over the canvas, she sets a mood to the work, never using brushes. Often described as taking the viewer to a reminiscent place, the viewer is taken deep into the painting.

(From December 2014 issue, American Art Collector)