Watercolor artist Frederick C. Graff paints scenes in which the world is reconstructed as an array of broken planes, plunging the viewer into an exciting spatial depth where the eye moves from one surface to the next. Just when the experience threatens to become overwhelming, the Ohio-based artist serves up an area of relative calm—or even an open, blank space—where the eye can rest for a moment.
While his paintings bear some superficial resemblance to Cubist paintings, they don’t share the Cubists’ ambitions of presenting multiple viewpoints. “My work is definitely more representational,” says Graff. “It depicts a fixed vantage point that uses traditional perspective instead of a series of multiple overlapping views of the same object.”
Learn more about Graff and his techniques in the June 2015 issue of Watercolor Artist, available now in print or as a download at NorthLightShop.com (and on newsstands April 21).
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