Photograph of Artist WAYNE ENSRUD
WAYNE ENSRUD
New York NY, - United States



Original Artworks (10)

Wayne Ensrud; Still Life With A Carafe, 2001, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Starry nights evolve into starry visions ...
Wayne Ensrud
Original Acrylic Painting, 2001
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Wayne Ensrud; White Floral, 1985, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 35 inches. Artwork description: 241 Always seeking the unexpected, I reversed the vibrant floral hues into its exterior creating a dramatic composition full of life and energy. ...
Wayne Ensrud
Original Oil Painting, 1985
36 x 35 inches (91.4 x 88.9 cm)
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Wayne Ensrud; Red Rose, 1985, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 A world can be contained and conveyed through a single red rose...
Wayne Ensrud
Original Oil Painting, 1985
36 x 40 inches (91.4 x 101.6 cm)
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Wayne Ensrud; Marble Table, 1991, Original Painting Acrylic, 32 x 23 inches. Artwork description: 241 A play of dimension, space and expansion give this table a feeling of lightness and radiance. ...
Wayne Ensrud
Original Acrylic Painting, 1991
32 x 23 inches (81.3 x 58.4 cm)
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Wayne Ensrud; Red Table, 1999, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 27 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pure red and blue converge to create a balanced composition of a dynamic table with fresh flowers and lush fruits...
Wayne Ensrud
Original Acrylic Painting, 1999
36 x 27 inches (91.4 x 68.6 cm)
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Wayne Ensrud; Flower Flight, 1980, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 44 inches. Artwork description: 241 Beautiful flowers die but a beautiful painting doesn t. ...
Wayne Ensrud
Original Oil Painting, 1980
36 x 44 inches (91.4 x 111.8 cm)
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Wayne Ensrud; Green Leaves, 1989, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 True art not only portrays but evokes. This painting is a forever fresh vision of flowers and vibrant large green leaves that invite viewers to meditate and enjoy. ...
Wayne Ensrud
Original Acrylic Painting, 1989
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Wayne Ensrud; Orange Compote, 1994, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Wanting to find harmony in myself, I painted this composition to combat chaos. ...
Wayne Ensrud
Original Oil Painting, 1994
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Wayne Ensrud; Blue Vase On Yellow Table, 1996, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Affirming joy in the face of sorrow is what my art is about. ...
Wayne Ensrud
Original Acrylic Painting, 1996
30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm)
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Wayne Ensrud; Still Life At Felidia Nyc, 1996, Original Painting Acrylic, 42 x 32 inches. Artwork description: 241 A vibrantly hued scene of sensations: flowers to breathe in, fruits to taste and luscious wine to drink . ...
Wayne Ensrud
Original Acrylic Painting, 1996
42 x 32 inches (106.7 x 81.3 cm)
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Artist Statement

Wayne Ensrud – Paintings
‘Harmony in Contradictions’


‘Harmony in Contradictions’ is another way of saying harmony through opposites decorative variety, textural differences, dense versus transparent, geometric versus gestural, open versus closed, calm versus active – all of these aspects interwoven to compose a balanced harmonic resolve. The surfaces are lively but the overall effect is calm and composed into a harmonious balance and unity. They are not mere symbols or decorations. My desire is for the paintings to be a bridge to evoke feelings of freedom and transcendence that vibrate refreshing energies.

I combine a complex of spatial ins and outs and variations of speed via high-keyed, energetic layers of color. Ecstatic and light-drenched, my paintings reflect a lyrical impulse and visible joy that are charged with a concentrated reaction to my natural and emotional environments.

My recent paintings are essentially abstract non-object, however, the structured approach remains true to what Oskar Kokoschka revealed to me. The paintings are built up stroke by stroke, layer by layer, until the desired image emerges. My artworks are not so much about definitive results as they are manifestations of process they resolve and evolve.
It is a process that flows like a river which is forever changing on the surface yet always remains the river.

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