Welcome to Distracted Abstracts

About Me

My Background

Aaron Gibson is an abstract expressionist painter and photographer in the Dallas area. He's been working in digital photography and acrylic paint for over 7 years.

     His approach to painting is entirely intuitive. He sees the execution as a journey, highly experimental. And as with most journeys; the path, let alone the destination, isn't fully realized until the end is reached. The process is explorative, playing with color, texture, and the fluid dynamics of the endless viscosities that can be achieved with the acrylic medium.

     His paintings, while All abstract expressionist, are as varied as the techniques and tools at his disposal. They run the gambit from simple, elemental and atmospheric -  to frenetic, harsh, and industrial. 

     His artistic philosophy is psychological rather than political. Therefore his work is intentionally highly subjective. It's interpretation wholly dependent on each observer's current frame of mind and past experience. He thereby endeavors in his painting to reveal the observer's mind not only to themselves but also to others, in a social or public setting. This shared self-discovery on a safe subject, i.e. art, promotes the exploration of imagination, perception, and prejudice,... as well as how they interrelate.

My Medium

I use many different mediums, such as clay, acrylics, and pastels. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.

My Inspiration

He is proudly a self-taught self-educated artist. Both of his parents obtained their bachelors degrees in fine art from The University of North Texas and were his earliest influences. Other artists who've influenced his work over the years are Rheni Tauchid and Gerhardt Richter. He is new to the art community, having applied and been accepted to his first show in 2014, which was hosted by the Texas Visual Arts Association. The show was an abstract themed show called "Driven to Abstraction".

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Distracted Abstracts

(469) 762-9401