Allan Gorman – Artist Portfolio Magazine
Artist Portfolio Magazine – 2017 Q4 Art Competition
I’ve always found something mysterious, romantic and nostalgic about the power of machines and industry, and find myself drawn to the hidden abstract patterns, random shapes and aesthetic tensions I see in manufactured objects — particularly within the confines of industrial structures, machinery, and vehicles.
Although I make art in a realistic style, my focus isn’t necessarily on copying the information in a photograph or the precise rendering of objects, but rather on conveying the aesthetic tensions, mood, and interesting designs created by — and within — those objects. I ask viewers to share a journey of discovery with me and hope they’ll become as excited and fascinated and moved as I am about the beauty that can be found in what’s often taken for commonplace.
In this way, I define my works as abstract compositions nested in the guise of realism, and I use this notion to inform my choices of what to present.