Jerry Anderson’s paintings are a remarkable mixture of abstract, landscape, and figurative images that defy the eye with their simplicity. Anderson’s pieces feature what appears at first to be a few bands of color coiling around each other. They are subtle in their waves and turns, and the composition never becomes too intricate. The palette consists of a few bold tones, often primary colors with little shading. But look closer, and the bands of color are revealed to be mountains, faces, bodies, buildings, plants, deserts, and any other number of things.
Anderson’s inspiration comes from exploring what he calls “the vibrant connection through all of life by a dynamic play of feminine and masculine energies” as well as the harmony between nature and the divine. These themes can be seen in the way his works tease relations between disparate subjects, play with scale, and employ broad fluid lines that echo the body.
Anderson is an American artist who has exhibited all around the United States and whose work has been recognized in China, Germany, and the United Kingdom. He is based in California.