Gordon Sizelove is a painter who uses geometric forms and vivid colors to express universal themes.
That process of perception has been a lifelong subject of study for Sizelove. As an art educator and then a special education teacher who taught students with dyslexia or had other perceptual differences, he realized the wide range of methods by which people make meaning. "People have to realize that their own mind is constructing what they are seeing," he comments. This correlates with the modern art world's movement toward nonrepresentational art and the discoveries of relativity theory and quantum mechanics, all of which emphasize the process of acquiring knowledge rather than settling on any final meaning. His paintings are a way to study "the interface between humans, our minds, and the universe," the inter-relations of which are inextricable. "We're not rulers," he adds, " but beings in an interdependent way."
I very much enjoy working with color. I like to experience the interactions of colors and observe the discrepancy between their physical and psychic effects. It seems to me that vision and colors highlight the relativity of our sensory experiences. Light, as it plays upon the eyes, is always changing. It is never fixed and, at times, reveals its fluidity. The light and colors before us can be anything from beautiful to terrifying. The art of color utilizes these qualities in its expression. I bring my enthusiasm to the arts of drawing and painting and I enjoy creating artwork that expresses the vitality that life holds.
I begin my paintings with a line that conveys form, emotion, and meaning. I conceive of this initial line as expressive, and I give it substance by marking it on either side with points of color. As I work, the lines on my canvases become forms, as they are continuously added to. Eventually, they fill up the canvas.