Provocative, sensual, dazzling; Jerry Anderson cleverly evokes these pleasurable sensations in acrylic paintings on canvas. As viewers, we can’t help but search for clues to the artist’s intentions in the undulating contours and cascading crevices that he cleverly constructs in two-dimension. A close gaze reveals semi-abstracted anatomy and elements from the natural world. There is a wonder and curiosity in the strong anthropomorphic shapes and sense of living light that often point to portals into a distant universe. Deeper dialog with Anderson’s work reveals a sense of intimacy, spirituality, and the connection between masculine and feminine energies, and with nature, concepts that are at the heart of Anderson’s oeuvre.
Anderson’s interpretive and sumptuous shapes are in the modernist vocabulary of Georgia O’Keefe. Bold and vibrant colors of red, blue, purple, yellow, orange, and green are reminiscent of early 20th century Fauvist painters. Experienced in architecture and engineering, Anderson creates a strong sense of spatial balance in his artwork. The artist’s interests in shamanism, psychology, religion, and philosophy inform his skilled, emotive, and alluring art practice.