Texas-born artist Anthony Reans has been painting since 2001, and like most artists, experimented over time with various concepts, styles, and idioms, until settling into his mature period. He began his current series in 2013, while earning his MA in studio art from Northwestern State University. He creates geometric abstract compositions that concentrate on the connections between balance, space, surface, and relationship.
My work deals with the nature of interconnectedness, spatial relations, and perception. I alter and transform the surfaces of my canvases and panels with oriental rice paper for texture, or colorful pinstripes for tension, to a magnetic kind of push-pull effect. Meanwhile, the careful placement of the elements in relation to one another stabilizes and balances the dynamic energy, making them greater than the sum of their parts.
In this way, the work reflects the nature of universal relationships, and the series becomes stimulating and emotionally charged. It’s the invisible bond (perhaps the human mind and our abstract thinking) that forms the final work of art.