PAINTER8 Arts Society


Edmonton, AB

Upcoming Solo Exhibition: INSOMNIA
Opening: August 1 @ 7:30pm,
Artist Talk @ 8:30pm
The Aviary, Edmonton

Tim Rechner creates abstract art, instinctually and automatically. The themes in his work are: freedom, beauty, heartache, depression and optimism.

The paintings and drawings he has created aspire to be dynamic, vibrant and beautiful. Intense energy is achieved through abstract visual language while emotive, bright, forceful colour combinations activate the surfaces. The process is intuitive, direct and physical. Automatic drawing is an important part of the art making process and Rechner often employs blind drawing techniques as he attempts to tap into subconscious, rhythmic, controlled chaos. There is a strong emphasis on an all over compositional flow enforced by this skeletal framework of assertively drawn graphite lines. The artist attempts to emulate the raw spontaneity and enthusiasm of a child creating artwork.

Artwork made by small children is an important resource for the artist. Rechner also draws upon 20th century artists such as de Kooning, Gorky, Matta, Twombly, Basquiat, Riopelle and Borduas.



image right:

Heavy Feeling, oil on canvas, 60'' x 24''.

followed by
installation view: Asthma and Antidepressants, oil on canvas.

followed by
I'm aftaid something bad is going to happen, oil on canvas, 40'' x 90''


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Tim Rechner's painting
Tim Rechner's paintings
Tim Rechner painting