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Local artist brings abstract works to Proctorville Center

Feb. 07, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

PROCTORVILLE -- An artist has brought his vision and experiences from across the pond and around the world to Proctorville, where he is displaying his body of work, "Existence Over All," at the Ohio University Proctorville Center.

Tony Hamilton, who studied art at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and more recently at Ohio University Southern, is displaying his exhibit through March 11.

According to a news release from Ohio University Southern, Hamilton says he emulates the styles and techniques of artists who formed the New York School of Art. He says his work is based on the work of such artists as Paul Jenkins, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, and Jackson Pollock. Hamilton said these artists broke barriers for abstraction, and he continues to push those boundaries.

Hamilton works in several media, sometimes combining them for experimental purposes. His works are strongly conceptual as well as abstract. He strives to create a balance between concept and the visual impact. According to the news release, Hamilton thinks abstract visual elements exist in the realistic world. Sometimes taking realistic elements completely out of scale or from an angle not normally seen, such as microscopic, or satellite images.

For exhibit hours, contact the Proctorville Center at 740-886-7655