Friday, October 3, 2008
Some time back I had the opportunity to interview and video Gabriel Shaffer in his studio for Art Seen Asheville. I watched as he started a painting and sprinkled dirt -- or maybe it was ashes -- into the paint he was using. He said it added a story and an energy to the piece.
The scale of Shaffer's art runs the gamut between small works on paper and large canvases. He layers different drawing styles, materials, symbols and marks into each piece. His process is as varied, energetic, and intuitive as the art itself.
Be sure to check out Shaffer's solo exhibition If You Want Blood currently on display at The Satellite Gallery in downtown Asheville.
Click here to see the Art Seen Asheville video of Gabriel Shaffer.