acrylic and mixed media
Critique, by Agora Gallery, NYC
Trent Altman’s paintings exude a positive energy and boundary-breaking openness that lift each image beyond the standard landscape painting, demonstrating a clear talent and skill that Altman has achieved in the face of autism. “I observe and absorb the setting, then take my emotions and images back to my canvases,” he says. In his paintings, color and texture combine in an intriguing partnership that captures the tones and surfaces of the outdoors, while also transmitting a personal feeling. The settings he depicts are often beach scenes, and his subtle eye for color and light, along with his ability to create a dynamic sense of space, result in works that bring those settings alive.