THE ABSTRACT PAINTING SERIES, MINIMAL
This series of contemporary abstract paintings are mixedmedia/acrylic/stucco/concrete
on paper, birch panels and canvas.
I have always had a fascination with old building surfaces, weathered
concrete, stone, and aged paint. There is a story being told in
these surfaces – of history, the passing of time and limitations
we all relate to as our understanding of our own mortality.
There is a feeling of warmth, familiarity, and comfort in these
surfaces. There is a natural beauty revealed that is independent
of our influence as caretakers of these structures, and weather
and time causes change.
So many modern and contemporary artists are drawn to this visual
emotion as revealed in the works of Richard Diebernkorn, Marcia
Myers, and many more. For me “texture” speaks volumes
towards creating these feelings in my abstract paintings. I have
developed textural techniques over years of exploring these visual
As a contemporary abstract artist, I realize I am in the business
of creating “illusions”. In the minimal series I let
the layers of paint and texture tell my story and convey these feelings
of time-created surfaces that we all seem to relate to.
PLACE OF DREAMS
Arlington Museum of Art
201 W. Main, Arlington, TX
"Caddo Lake, Place of Dreams" is an exhibition of Original
Paintings, Drawings and Fine Art Photography by Bruce Tinch.
The exhibit celebrates the contribution of Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson
and her life-time of work dedicated to natural conservation and
beautification programs using wildflowers, as well as her work for
wetland conservation and anti-litter campaigns. Viewers will be
emerged in a unique total experience of the senses including natural
swamp sounds playing through the museum, tanks of live water lilies
in the main museum lobby, and tree limbs covered with Spanish moss.
The exhibition was launched at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower
Center in Austin, Texas in September 2008 and was claimed by the
Center as the best exhibition they ever housed, attracting a large
attendance from all over the U.S.