According to California artist Jerry Anderson, his paintings are an expression of his appreciation of the mysteries of life. His extensive travels, varied studies and broad life experiences have shown him, as he says: "...the exquisite complexity and connectedness of all life which provides an extraordinary platform for the continual dance of male and female energies." Using his preferred medium of saturated acrylic paint on canvas, he records a visual journey of “Exploring the Archetypal Female Essence”. Anderson explains that this search arises from his evolving awareness that the universal creative energy that activates this life and indeed the whole cosmos is grounded in the feminine expression. His work is recognized in the United States, Asia, Europe, Morocco and the Middle East. He exhibits regularly with Agora Gallery as well as in California and Italy.
The painted quadriptych in the Artexpo NYC exhibit is composed of four 24x24” canvas panels. It is part of a series of multiple explorations of aspects of the female face. The figures’ complexions are not limited to standard tones but are varied to affirm that female beauty is not bound by ethnicity or race. When asked why the full face is not expressed in these portraits, Anderson explains that he wants viewers to be presented with questions and the opportunity to determine their own reality.