Los Angeles Trees
On Alameda #3 (2008), oil on canvas, 33 x 38 cm
On Alameda #3 (2008)
oil on canvas, 33 x 38 cm

galerie biedermann, München
17. Juni / Juli / August 2008

Los Angeles Trees

"In my neighborhood in Los Angeles there are trees from every continent of the world. I have become fascinated visually by one thing often overlooked about them -curbside trees are trimmed, often radically, by the Department of Transportation to accommodate buildings, commerce, and traffic. I discovered these trees while driving. In visualizing them against a neutralized but smoggy background – I found a subject for a kind of portraiture. I now see Los Angeles differently, especially the insistent dedication of nature to grow in spite of the restrictions placed upon it and the forms that result from this. By removing all context and environment from this subject matter, I invite the viewer to focus and meditate on those forces which have shaped ordinary forms in unseen ways."

Lucas Reiner (2008)

Lucas Reiner